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The Week Ahead

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

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Week commencing 27 November

Axel Rudolph's insight

This week sees the release of US new and pending home sales, consumer confidence, quarter 3 gross domestic product growth (second estimate), personal income, ISM manufacturing PMI and the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) Beige Book and preferred Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) price index. In Europe, German consumer confidence, unemployment and retail sales as well as inflation data will be key and in the Eurozone economic sentiment. Japan industrial production, retail sales, unemployment and consumer confidence will be worth monitoring as will China’s manufacturing data. On the earnings front Topps Tiles, EasyJet, Halfords and Mulberry will report in the UK and HP, Dollar Tree and Dell in the US.


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3pm – US new home sales (October): sales rose 12.3% in September. Markets to watch: USD crosses


7am – German GfK consumer confidence (December): confidence index expected to rise to -26 from -28.1. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

3pm – US consumer confidence (November): previous reading 102.6. Markets to watch: USD crosses


1pm – Germany inflation (November, preliminary): prices expected to rise 3.7% YoY from 3.8% and 0.1% from 0% MoM. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US GDP (Q2, 2nd estimate): expected to be 4.9% QoQ. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 24 November): stockpiles rose by 8.7 million barrels last week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI


1.30am – China PMI (November): manufacturing PMI to rise to 49.9 from 49.5, and non-manufacturing expected to rise to 51.5 from 50.6. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

7.45am – French CPI (November): price growth expected to slow to 3.8% from 4%. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

8.55am – German unemployment rate (November): forecast to hold at 5.8%. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

10am – eurozone inflation (November): previous reading 2.9%. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 25 November), PCE price index: claims to rise by 213K versus 209K previously; PCE price index to rise 0.2% MoM and 3.1% YoY, down from 0.4% and 3.4% respectively. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

1.30pm – Canada GDP (Q3): expected to be flat quarter-on-quarter. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

2.45pm – Chicago PMI (November): index to rise to 45. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US pending home sales (October): sales rose 1.1% MoM in September. Markets to watch: USD crosses


1.45am – China Caixin manufacturing PMI (November): forecast to rebound into expansion territory, at 50.2, from 49.5. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

1.30pm – Canada employment report (November): unemployment rate expected to rise to 5.8%. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3pm – US ISM manufacturing PMI (November): previous reading 46.7 Markets to watch: USD crosses


Company announcements


27 November

28 November

29 November

30 November

01 December

Full-year earnings

  Topps Tiles,

Half/ Quarterly earnings

  Pets at home,
Hewlett Packard,
Dollar Tree,
Foot Locker
Dr Martens,
Remy Cointreau,

Trading update*





FTSE 100: 3i, Severn Trent

FTSE 250: Hill & Smith, Diversified Energy Co, Bellway, Alliance Trust, AVI Global, Oxford Instruments, Telecom Plus, Johnson Matthey, FirstGroup

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


27 November
28 November
29 November
30 November
01 December
04 December
FTSE 100     2.11      
Australia 200   0.8 0.9   0.4  
Wall Street   36.5 14.0 14.8    
US 500 0.02 0.79 1.38 0.39 0.01 0.22
Nasdaq 0.07 1.42 3.99 0.55 0.15 0.39
Netherlands 25            
EU Stocks 50         2.0  
China H-Shares 0.6   0.5      
Singapore Blue Chip            
Hong Kong HS50 1.0 1.6 0.9   2.1  
South Africa 40   23.0        
Italy 40            
Japan 225            


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