The Week Ahead
Read about upcoming market-moving events and plan your trading week
Week commencing 20 November
Chris Beauchamp's insight
Next week is sparser in terms of key data, though eurozone watchers will keep an eye on the German IFO data. Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Canada will also be of interest, along with minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Federal Reserve bank (Fed), covering their latest decisions to raise rates and leave them unchanged, respectively. Earnings season in the US is winding down, but NVIDIA and HP will be key names in the first half of the week. In the UK, AO World and Kingfisher could prove the most interesting for UK traders. The US Thanksgiving holiday takes place at the end of the week, resulting in a quiet second half of the week as US markets are closed on Thursday and have a half day on Friday.
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.