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The Week Ahead On The Markets



The Week Ahead

Read about upcoming market-moving events and plan your trading week

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Week commencing 20 December

Chris Beauchamp’s insight

The next two weeks are, as is usual, quite. Only Nike on 20 December is of note on the corporate front. Meanwhile, US durable goods orders in the first week, and then Chinese PMI data right at the end of the year, provide the only real major economic events to watch.

  • Weekly view




7am – Germany consumer confidence (January): index to fall to 36. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

3pm – eurozone consumer confidence (December, flash): expected to fall to -8. Markets to watch: EUR crosses


7am – UK GDP (Q3, final): expected to be 6.6% YoY and 1.3% QoQ. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US GDP (Q3, final), Chicago Fed index (November): GDP to remain at 5.9% YoY and 2.1% QoQ, Chicago Fed index to fall to 0.5. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (November), consumer confidence: sales forecast to fall 2.7% MoM, confidence to rise to 112. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 17 December): stockpiles fell by 4.8 million barrels in the previous week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI



1.30pm – US PCE price index (November), durable goods orders (November), initial jobless claims (w/e 18 December): PCE price index to rise 5.5% YoY and 0.4% MoM, goods orders to rise 1.5% and claims to fall to 204K Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – US new home sales (November): sales to rise 3.4% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

11.30pm – Japan CPI (November): prices to rise 0.4% YoY and 0.3% MoM. Markets to watch: JPY crosses



Christmas Eve – UK markets close at 12pm

US markets closed



Company announcements


20 December

21 December

22 December

23 December

24 December

Full-year earnings    


Half/ Quarterly earnings


Micron Technology,
General Mills      
Trading update






FTSE 100: British American Tobacco, Halma, Evraz

FTSE 250: Mercantile Inv. Trust, IntegraFin


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.


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