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The Week Ahead On The Markets


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The Week Ahead

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

 

Week commencing 25 March

Chris Beauchamp's insight

After the central bank action of last week, this week is quieter, with mostly second-tier data such as durable goods orders and US consumer confidence. Kingfisher, Ocado and ASOS are key companies to watch for this week for UK investors.

 

Economic reports

  • Weekly view

Monday

12.30pm – US Chicago Fed index (February): index expected to fall to -0.9. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US new home sales (February): expected to rise 3% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

11.30pm – Australian Westpac consumer confidence (March): index expected to fall to 84.6. Markets to watch: AUD crosses


Tuesday

7am – German GfK consumer confidence (April): previous reading -29. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

12.30pm – US durable goods orders (February): orders forecast to rise 1.7% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

2pm – US consumer confidence (March): index expected to hold at 106.7. Markets to watch: USD crosses


Wednesday

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 22 March): preceding week saw stockpiles fall by 1.95 million barrels. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI


Thursday

8.55am – German unemployment data (March): rate to rise to 6%. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

12.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 23 March): claims expected to rise to 212K from 210K. Markets to watch: USD crosses

1.45pm – US Chicago PMI (March): index forecast to rise to 45. Markets to watch: USD crosses

2pm – US pending home sales (February): sales expected to rise 2.7% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

11.30pm – Japan unemployment rate (February): expected to hold at 2.4%. Markets to watch: JPY crosses


Friday

Good Friday – US, UK and German Markets closed

1.30pm – US PCE price index (February): prices expected to rise 0.4% MoM from 0.3%, and 2.4% YoY, in line with last month. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3.30pm – Fed chair Powell speaks. Markets to watch: USD crosses

 

Company announcements

 

 

Monday
25 March

Tuesday
26 March

Wednesday
27 March

Thursday
28 March

Friday
29 March

Full-year earnings

Kingfisher Flutter,
John Wood Group,
AG Barr,
Fevertree
  EnQuest  

Half/ Quarterly earnings

Carnival Smiths Group,
Bellway
Nanoco,
H&M
Walgreens Boots Alliance  

Trading update*

Pennon,
Pets at Home
Ocado   ASOS  

 

 
 

Dividends

FTSE 100: Smith & Nephew, Taylor Wimpey, Melrose, Prudential, M&G

FTSE 250: Moneysupermarket.com, Travis Perkins, Volution, Ithaca Energy, Primary Health Properties

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
25 March
Tuesday
26 March
Wednesday
27 March
Thursday
28 March
Friday
29 March
Monday
1 April
FTSE 100     4.70      
Australia 200 0.8 0.6       0.2
Wall Street            
US 500   0.63 0.16   0.02 0.15
Nasdaq   1.15 0.17     1.62
Netherlands 25     0.25      
EU Stocks 50            
China H-Shares            
Singapore Blue Chip            
Hong Kong HS50            
South Africa 40 190          
Italy 40            
Japan 225     266.4      

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