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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 25 December

Chris Beauchamp's insight

Unsurprisingly, little is happening this week. US data continues to come through, though it is unlikely to move markets.

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Weekly View


Christmas Day – UK, US and European markets closed

11.30 pm – Japan unemployment (November): expected to hold at 2.5%. Markets to watch: JPY crosses


Boxing Day – UK markets closed

1.30 pm – US Chicago Fed index (November): index forecast to rise to 0.2. Markets to watch: USD crosses




1.30 pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 23 December). Markets to watch: USD crosses

3 pm – US pending home sales (November): sales forecast to rise 0.6% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

4 pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 22 December): stockpiles rose by 2.9 million barrels in the preceding week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI


2.45 pm – US Chicago PMI (December): index expected to fall to 50. Markets to watch: USD crosses



FTSE 100: BT

FTSE 250: Grainger

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.

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the effect of the initial jobless claim report on the crypto market could depends on how investors interpret and anticipate the data in relation to their own expectations and preferences. However, a  lower-than-expected initial jobless claim reading may signal a strong economy and increase consumer confidence, which could boost demand for goods and services and stimulate economic activity. This could have a positive impact on the crypto market, as it could increase the adoption and usage of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and Ethereum, and utility tokens like Bitget BGB an alternative asset class or payment method.

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