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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 15 May

Chris Beauchamp's insight

This week is quieter overall on the corporate and economic fronts, though earnings from Imperial Brands, Burberry and easyJet will be worth watching in the UK. Aside from the German ZEW index, the main focus will be on the US debt ceiling, which will likely dominate markets for the next month.

 

Economic reports

  • Weekly view

Monday

1.30pm – US Empire state mfg index (May): expected to rise to 11. Markets to watch: USD crosses


Tuesday

2.30am – RBA meeting minutes. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

3am – China industrial production (April): expected to rise 10% YoY. Markets to watch: CNH crosses

7am – UK employment data: April claimant count to fall by 15,000, while March unemployment rate holds at 3.8%. Wages to rise 4.9% in March. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

10am – German ZEW index (May): expected to rise to 7 from 4.1. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (April): prices to rise 3.9% YoY and 0.3% MoM, from 4.3% and 0.5%. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

1.30pm – US retail sales (April): sales to rise 0.7% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses


Wednesday

12.50am – Japan GDP (Q1, preliminary): growth be 0.7% YoY and 0.1% QoQ. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 12 May): stockpiles rose by 3 million barrels in the preceding week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI


Thursday

2.30am – Australia employment data: unemployment rate to hold at 3.5%. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 13 May): claims to rise to 270K. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (April): sales to fall 0.5% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses


Friday

12.30am – Japan CPI (April): prices to rise 3.1% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

 

Company announcements

 

 

 

Monday
15 May

Tuesday
16 May

Wednesday
17 May

Thursday
18 May

Friday
19 May

Full-year earnings

  Land Securities,
Vodafone,
BooHoo
British Land National Grid,
Premier Foods,
Burberry,
BT,
Int’l Distribution Services
 

Half/ Quarterly earnings

  Imperial Brands,
Britvic,
Home Depot
Sage,
Cisco
easyJet,
Walmart
 

Trading update*

Currys Greggs     Smiths
 
 

Dividends

FTSE 100: Pershing Square, GSK, Bunzl, Unilever, Shell

FTSE 250: Capricorn Energy (16 May special dividend), Spectris, PageGroup, Balfour Beatty, Essentra, Virgin Money

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
15 May
Tuesday
16 May
Wednesday
17 May
Thursday
18 May
Friday
19 May
Monday
22 May
FTSE 100     12.72      
Australia 200     0.3   0.1 0.5
Wall Street   18.5 23.0   7.8  
US 500 0.22 0.81 0.77 0.14 0.48 0.08
Nasdaq 0.13 5.05 0.70 0.58    
Netherlands 25   0.11 2.09   0.1  
EU Stocks 50   1.0 0.8   10.5  
China H-Shares     1.4 3.7   0.5
Singapore Blue Chip            
Hong Kong HS50   2.3 2.6 11.0 6.6 39.5
South Africa 40            
Italy 40         349.7  
Japan 225            

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