The Week Ahead
Read about upcoming market-moving events and plan your trading week
Week commencing 22 August
Joshua Mahony's insight
A busy week ahead sees a raft of purchasing managers index (PMI) surveys on Tuesday, with the contraction seen in mainland European manufacturing expected to continue apace. A US GDP revision brings potential volatility for the dollar, although traders will likely spend more time focusing on the PCE inflation data and Jerome Powell’s Jackson Hole appearance as they look for signs that inflation has topped out.
Earnings data has certainly slowed after the mania of earnings season, although Zoom, NVIDIA, Salesforce, and HP will ensure that tech remains in focus this week. Also keep an eye out for updates across the fashion world, with Gap , Urban Outfitters, and Abercrombie & Fitch providing their latest figures.
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.
|FTSE 100||6.56||3.5 (0)|
|EU Stocks 50|
|Singapore Blue Chip||0.06|
|Hong Kong HS50||2.0||1.4||0.6||10.5|
|South Africa 40||38.6|