The Fed gives its final 2023 policy statement on Wednesday.

Holding rates seems like a done deal.

And projections that the Fed is poised to start lowering rates early in 2024 have helped fuel a huge rally in stocks and bonds.

U.S. November inflation data on Tuesday could provide a wrinkle for markets.

The Swiss National Bank, Norway's central bank, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank all meet on Thursday.

All but Norway are tipped to stay on hold.

Comments from rates-setters have prompted traders to double down, and they are likely to pounce on any clues central bankers are starting to come around.

China's economy is sending mixed signals about its health.

Retail sales data on December 15 will provide an update after figures in recent days showed a surprise contraction for imports.

That suggests subdued domestic demand... even as exports unexpectedly rebounded.

Bitcoin is back to levels not seen since before the 2022 collapse of some high-profile crypto firms.

Analysts say the gains are fueled by hopes the U.S. might approve applications for a spot bitcoin ETF, as well as investors betting on Fed rate cuts next year.

But those outcomes are far from guaranteed, and JPMorgan has called the bitcoin rally "overdone."