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The Week Ahead On The Markets


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The Week Ahead

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

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Week commencing 17 April

Chris Beauchamp's insight

This week sees US earnings season enter a higher gear, with more banks reporting, as well as Tesla and Netflix among a broader range of companies. UK data is also key, including consumer price index (CPI) and employment figures, while flash purchasing managers index (PMI) for April round off the week in economic data.

Economic reports

  • Weekly view

Monday

1.30pm – US Empire State mfg index (April): index to rise to -16. Markets to watch: USD crosses


Tuesday

2.30am – RBA meeting minutes: these will look at the latest policy decision to hold rates unchanged. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

3am – China GDP (Q1): growth forecast to be 3.2% YoY and 1.2% QoQ. Markets to watch: CNH crosses

7am – UK employment data: February unemployment rate to rise to 3.8% from 3.7%, and claimant count to drop by 9500 in March. Average earnings to rise 5.1% for the three months to February, a slowdown from the 5.7% in January. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

10am – German ZEW index (April): economic sentiment index to rise to 15. Markets to watch: EUR crosses


Wednesday

7am – UK CPI (March): prices expected to rise 10.2% YoY and 0.3% MoM, down from 10.4% and 1.1% in February. Core CPI to rise 6% from 6.2%. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 14 April): previous week saw stockpiles rise by 1.5 million barrels. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI


Thursday

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 15 April): claims expected to rise to 244K. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – eurozone consumer confidence (April, flash): expected to rise to -19. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (March): sales forecast to fall 4.2% MoM. Markets to watch: US crosses


Friday

12.30am – Japan CPI (March): prices expected to rise 3.2% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

7am – UK retail sales (March): sales expected to fall 0.5% MoM. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

8.30am – German PMIs (April, flash): manufacturing PMI to drop to 44 from 44.7. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

9.00am – eurozone PMIs (April, flash): mfg PMI to fall to 47 and services PMI to fall to 54. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

9.30am – UK PMIs (April, flash): mfg PMI to rise to 48.5 and services PMI to fall to 52.4. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

2.45pm – US PMIs (April, flash): mfg to fall to 51.4 and services expected to weaken to 51.8. Markets to watch: USD crosses

 

Company announcements

 

 

 

Monday
17 April

Tuesday
18 April

Wednesday
19 April

Thursday
20 April

Friday
21 April

Full-year earnings

  THG      

Half/ Quarterly earnings

  Goldman Sachs,
Netflix,
Johnson & Johnson,
Bank of America
Carr’s,
Tesla,
IBM
WHSmith,
AT&T,
American Airlines
Procter & Gamble

Trading update*

PageGroup Moneysupermarket.com,
easyJet,
Entain,
Deliveroo
Just Eat Takeaway.com Dunelm,
Rentokil
 
 
 

Dividends

FTSE 100: Antofagasta, BAE Systems, Weir, London Stock Exchange, Spirax-Sarco

FTSE 250: Drax, Jupiter, Videndum, Rathbones, Vesuvius, Hunting, Ibstock, Quilter, Genuit, Bodycote, Vistry, Vanquis

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

 

Monday
17 April
Tuesday
18 April
Wednesday
19 April
Thursday
20 April
Friday
21 April
Monday
24 April
FTSE 100     4.17      
Australia 200   0.3        
Wall Street     6.2 7.9    
US 500     0.48 0.08   0.18
Nasdaq     0.37      
Netherlands 25       0.24 0.3 0.25
EU Stocks 50         7.3 7.0
China H-Shares            
Singapore Blue Chip           0.06
Hong Kong HS50            
South Africa 40   59.5        
Italy 40         377.9  
Japan 225            

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