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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 25 July

Chris Beauchamp’s insight

Earnings season is in full swing, on both sides of the Atlantic, and investors and traders may well find themselves hard-pushed to keep up with the avalanche of updates that are scheduled for the week to come. Big tech reports in the US, plus a host of others, along with UK banks, miners and airlines.

To cap all that, the Federal Reserve (Fed) is expected to raise rates by 75 basis points (bps), another large rise, with a possibility that Powell & co will emulate the Bank of Canada (BoC) and go for the full percentage point rise. In addition, the first estimate on quarter two (Q2) US gross domestic product (GDP) is also published.


Economic reports

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9am – German IFO index (July): business climate index to rise to 93. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US Chicago Fed index (June): expected to rise ot 0.05. Markets to watch: USD crosses


3pm – US new home sales (June), consumer confidence (July): home sales forecast to rise 1% MoM, consumer confidence to drop to 98.5. Markets to watch: USD crosses


2.30am – Australia CPI (Q2): prices to rise 6.2% YoY from 5.1% and 1.8% QoQ from 2.1%. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm – US durable goods orders (June): orders to fall 0.2% MoM and rise 0.4% MoM excluding transportation. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US pending home sales (June): sales to fall 2.15 MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 22 July): stockpiles fell by 446,000 barrels in the preceding week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

7pm – FOMC rate decision: rates expected to rise to 2.5% from 1.75%. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses



1pm – German CPI (July): prices to rise 7.7% YoY and 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US GDP (Q2, advance reading), initial jobless claims (w/e 23 July): GDP to grow 0.9% from -1.6% QoQ and 7% from 8.3% YoY. Claims to rise to 255K. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses



6am – Japan consumer confidence (July): index to fall to 31.1. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

9am – German GDP (Q2, flash): growth to be -0.2% QoQ and 1.1% YoY from 0.2% and 3.8% respectively. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

10am – eurozone GDP (Q2, flash), CPI (July, flash): growth to be 0% QoQ and 2.8% YoY, from 0.6% and 5.4% respectively. CPI to rise 8.8% YoY from 8.6%. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US PCE price index (June): prices to rise 0.9% MoM and 6.7% YoY from 0.6% and 6.3% respectively. Markets to watch: USD crosses

2.45pm – US Chicago PMI (July): index to rise to 57 from 56. Markets to watch: USD crosses


Company announcements




FTSE 250: Qinetiq, Bytes Technology, Moneysupermarket.com

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


25 July
26 July
27 July
28 July
29 July
1 Aug
FTSE 100     2.46     0.0
Australia 200            
Wall Street            
US 500 0.04 0.04 0.50 0.57 0.04  
Nasdaq 0.19   0.43 1.15    
Netherlands 25       0.14    
EU Stocks 50            
China H-Shares         2.1  
Singapore Blue Chip     0.13      
Hong Kong HS50         3.8  
South Africa 40            
Italy 40            
Japan 225     1.7      


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