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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 17 July

Chris Beauchamp's insight

This week is dominated by earnings season in the US, which continues with banks such as Goldman Sachs, as well as electric car manufacturer Tesla and streaming service Netflix. UK data such as consumer price index (CPI) and retail sales will be important given the recent surge in GBP/USD.


Economic reports

  • Weekly view


3am – China GDP (Q2): growth to rebound to 7.3% YoY from 4.5%, and drop to 0.5% QoQ from 2.2%. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

1.30pm – US Empire State mfg index (July): index to fall from 6.6 to 5. Markets to watch: USD crosses



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

1.30pm – US retail sales (June): expected to rise 0.5% MoM from 0.3%. Markets to watch: USD crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (June): prices to rise 0.4% MoM and 3.1% YoY, from 0.4% and 3.4%. Markets to watch: CAD crosses



7am – UK CPI (June): YoY price growth to slow to 8.3% from 8.7%, and MoM figure to drop to 0.4% from 0.7%. Core CPI to rise 7% YoY from 7.1%. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 14 July): stockpiles rose by 5.9 million barrels in the previous week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI



2.30am – Australia employment rate (June): rate to hold at 3.6%. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm- US initial jobless claims (w/e 15 July): Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (June): sales to rise 0.7% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses



12.30am – Japan CPI (June): prices to rise 3.1% from 3.2% YoY, and core CPI to hold at 3.2%. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

7am – UK retail sales (June): sales to fall 0.2% MoM and 1.7% YoY. Markets to watch: GBP crosses


Company announcements





17 July

18 July

19 July

20 July

21 July

Full-year earnings


Half/ Quarterly earnings

Goldman Sachs,
Bank of America,
Morgan Stanley
American Airlines,
Johnson & Johnson
American Express,

Trading update*

    Severn Trent easyJet  




FTSE 100: None

FTSE 250: Ninety One, Bytes Technology, Cranswick, Pennon, Foresight Solar, Telecom Plus

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.

* Please note these can change without notice

* Dividend adjustments due to be posted on a bank holiday will usually be posted on the previous working day


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