The Week Ahead
Read about upcoming market-moving events and plan your trading week
Week commencing 13 December
Chris Beauchamp’s insight
Global flash PMIs and decisions from the Fed, ECB and Bank of England dominate the week. In addition, we have UK CPI, employment data and retail sales. The central banks will be worth watching for the focus on any comments on upcoming changes in monetary policy, although no actual changes this week are likely. Corporate news is thinning out as we approach Christmas, with Ocado the main event of note in the UK and then FedEx and Adobe marking the end of earnings season in the US.
Dividends are applied after the close of the previous day’s session for each market. So, for example, the FTSE 100 goes ex-dividend on a Thursday, but the adjustment is applied at the close of the previous day, e.g. Wednesday. The table below shows the days in which the adjustment is applied, not the ex-dividend days.
|EU Stocks 50|
|Singapore Blue Chip||0.29||0.45|
|Hong Kong HS50||1.9||0.4|
|South Africa 40||6|