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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 30 May

Chris Beauchamp’s insight

Now that US earnings season is broadly at an end, aside from HP and Salesforce, the focus for the week moves to US non-farm payrolls on Friday. Chinese PMIs this week are also worth monitoring. The week starts with a US holiday, while it finishes with two UK bank holidays.



Economic reports

  • Weekly view


Memorial Day – US markets closed

1pm – German CPI (May): prices to rise 7.1% YoY and 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: EUR crosses


2.30am – China mfg & non-mfg PMI (May): April readings were 47.4 and 41.9 respectively. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

10am – eurozone CPI (May): prices to rise 7.3% YoY and 0.1% MoM. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – Canada GDP (Q1): growth to fall to 5.6% from 6.7%. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

2.45pm – US Chicago PMI (May): index to fall to 57.1. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US consumer confidence (May): confidence index to fall to 104 from 107.3. Markets to watch: USD crosses


2.30am – Australia GDP (Q1): grow to fall to 0.9% QoQ from 3.4%. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

2.45am – China Caixin mfg PMI (May): April reading 46. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

3pm – Bank of Canada rate decision: rates expected to rise to 1.5% as the bank looks to combat rising inflation. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3pm – US ISM mfg PMI (May): index to edge down to 55.3. Markets to watch: USD crosses


UK bank holiday

1.15pm – US ADP employment report (May): 253K jobs expected to have been created, from 247K. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (28 May): claims to rise to 214K from 210K. Markets to watch: USD crosses

4pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 27 May): stockpiles fell by one million barrels in the preceding week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI


UK bank holiday

1.30pm – US non-farm payrolls (May): payrolls to increase by 428K, from 350K in April. Unemployment rate to fall to 3.5%, and average hourly earnings to rise 0.4% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – US ISM non-mfg PMI (May): April reading was 57.1. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – Canada Ivey PMI (May😞 previous reading 66.3. Markets to watch: CAD crosses


Company announcements



30 May

31 May

1 June

2 June

3 June

Full-year earnings



JD Sports Fashion,
Dr Martens

Remy Cointreau


Half/ Quarterly earnings



Hewlett Packard



Trading update









FTSE 100: Vodafone, National Grid, Scottish Mortgage Inv Trust, Severn Trent

FTSE 250: Synthomer, Hill & Smith, Hilton Food, Alliance Trust, JLEN Environmental Assets, Law Debenture Corp

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.

Index adjustments


30 May
31 May
1 June
2 June
3 June
6 June
FTSE 100   9.3        
Australia 200 0.2       1.1  
Wall Street 13.2 12.5   11.1    
US 500 0.37 0.41 0.71 0.30 0.03 0.11
Nasdaq 0.18 0.91 1.72   0.12 0.13
Netherlands 25     0.14      
EU Stocks 50 0.3   0.7      
China H-Shares 9.6 11.8 1.3   0.5 1.8
Singapore Blue Chip            
Hong Kong HS50 17.4 23.6 2.3   4.3 8.0
South Africa 40            
Italy 40            
Japan 225            


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