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The Week Ahead

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

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Week commencing 5 February

Chris Beauchamp's insight

We are now into the second half of earnings season, with many of the big names behind us. McDonald’s, Ford and Disney are released this week, while in the UK BP, Unilever and AstraZeneca are major reports to watch. Economic data is mostly second-tier, though a rate decision in Australia and Chinese consumer price index (CPI) will be potential drivers of activity.

 

Economic reports

  • Weekly View

Monday

1.45 am – China Caixin services PMI (January): index expected to hold at 52.9. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

3 pm – US ISM services PMI (January): index to rise to 52 from 50.6. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses


Tuesday

3.30 am – Reserve Bank of Australia rate decision: rates forecast to hold at 4.35%. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

9.30 am – UK construction PMI (January): activity forecast to improve but remain in contraction territory, with the index rising to 48.2 from 46.8. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

3 pm – Canada Ivey PMI (January): index forecast to fall to 55.8 from 56.3. Markets to watch: CAD crosses


Wednesday

3.30 pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 2 February): inventories rose by 1.2 million barrels in the preceding week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI


Thursday

1.30 am – China CPI (January): prices are expected to rise 0.1% MoM and 0.2% YoY. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

1.30 pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 3 February): claims expected to rise to 227K from 224K. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses


Friday

1.30 pm – Canada employment data (January): unemployment rate to rise to 6% from 5.8%. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

 

Company announcements

 

Monday
5 February

Tuesday
6 February

Wednesday
7 February

Thursday
8 February

Friday
9 February

Full-year earnings

      AstraZeneca,
Unilever,
British American Tobacco
Hermes

Half/ Quarterly earnings

McDonald’s,
Palantir
BP,
UBS,
Spotify,
Snap,
Ford,
Chipotle,
Hertz
Barratt Developments,
PZ Cussons,
ARM,
TotalEnergies,
Walt Disney,
Uber,
PayPal
Siemens,
Societe Generale,
Credit Agricole,
Under Armor
PepsiCo

Trading update*

Vodafone     SSE Bellway

 

 
 

Dividends

FTSE 100: None

FTSE 250: Bluefield solar, Octopus Renewables, GCP Infrastructure Investments, LXi REIT, Target Healthcare

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

 

Monday
5 February
Tuesday
6 February
Wednesday
7 February
Thursday
8 February
Friday
9 February
Monday
12 February
FTSE 100            
Australia 200   0.1       1.9
Wall Street 0.8   14.4 1.6    
US 500 0.14 0.07 0.63 0.50 0.03 0.78
Nasdaq 0.71   1.62 2.20 0.43  
Netherlands 25            
EU Stocks 50       5.0    
China H-Shares            
Singapore Blue Chip     0.29 0.07   0.28
Hong Kong HS50            
South Africa 40            
Italy 40            
Japan 225            

* Please note these can change without notice

 

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