The Week Ahead
Read about upcoming market-moving events and plan your trading week
Week commencing 19 June
Chris Beauchamp's insight
This week’s focus will be squarely on the UK. With the Federal Reserve (Fed), European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan (BoJ) out of the way investors will turn their eye to the UK economy. Inflation and then the Bank of England (BoE) rate decision are sure to be points of note, as the latter continues its fight to bring the former under control. Testimony from Jerome Powell may touch on the outlook for US monetary policy, and on Friday flash purchasing managers’ indices (PMI) will provide fresh insight into the global economy. Corporate news is lighter, though FedEx earnings can provide a clue on the global economy, and UK investors will be interested to see what insights Whitbread provides on the state of UK consumer spending.
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.
|EU Stocks 50||2.6|
|Singapore Blue Chip|
|Hong Kong HS50||9.2||15.1||1.3||5.3|
|South Africa 40||20.1|