Monthly Archives: February 2019

MARKET ACTIVITY & European opening calls – 28/2/19

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 -43 points -0.61% at 7107, DAX -0.46% at 11487, CAC -0.26% at 5225

 

DJIA -72 points at 25985 (-0.28%), S&P 500 -0.05% at 2792, NASDAQ +0.07% at 7554 – U.S. stocks closed mostly lower in a day dominated by congressional hearings on trade and Federal Reserve policies but light on market-moving news. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified in front of the House and largely reiterated the central bank’s wait-and-see approach to future interest rate increases.

 

TODAY – ASX +0.17% at 6160, Shanghai -0.20% at 2948, Hang Seng +0.25% at 28830, Nikkei -0.38% at 21475 – Asian bourses appeared rudderless amid global geopolitical uncertainty.

 

Bonds – Japan -0.02%, Germany 0.16%, France 0.55%, Spain 1.16%, UK 1.27%, Portugal 1.45%, US 2.70%, Italy 2.81%, Greece 3.66%

Cable $1.3301, €/£0.8548, €/$1.1372, $/Y110.91 – Gold $1320.30 – Nymex $56.90, Brent $66.20 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements –Thursday – Inchcape RSA Group, Rolls Royce, Bovis Homes, Hastings Group, Merlin Entertainment, Evraz, Aston Mart, BAT, CRH, IAG, Mondi, National Express, Petrofac, Genus, Amigo, Friday – IMI, Essentra, William Hill, Man Group, WPP, LSE, Robert Walters

US companies posting results this coming week – Thursday – JC Penney, L-Brands, Liberty Media, Nordstrom, GAP, Dell Technologies, Friday – Foot Locker, Marriott Hotels

Economic data posted this week – Thursday – UK gfk Consumer Confidence, US 4th Quarter GDP 2nd estimate Friday – UK Mortgage approvals & Money Supply, UK PMI Manufacturing, US PMI Manufacturing, Eurozone PMI Manufacturing

 

European opening calls – FTSE -15 points at 7092, DAX-7 points at 11480, CAC -3 points at 5222, DJIA FUTURES -22 points at 25967.

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Market activity & European opening calls 27/2/19

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 -32 points -0.45% at 7151, DAX +0.31% at 11540, CAC +0.13% at 5238

 

DJIA -33 points at 26057 (-0.13%), S&P 500 -0.08% at 2793, NASDAQ -0.07% at 7549 – U.S. stocks finished lower after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s congressional testimony, during which he reiterated the central bank’s wait-and-see approach. The Fed boss’s comments come as some economic data have pointed to slower U.S. economic growth, even as a reading for confidence shot higher.

 

TODAY – ASX +0.36% at 6150, Shanghai +1.51% at 2985, Hang Seng +0.64% at 28956, Nikkei +0.55% at 21567 – In a quiet session, Asian stocks bounced enthusiastically today, as investors awaited the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.

 

Bonds – Japan -0.03%, Germany 0.12%, France 0.53%, Spain 1.13%, UK 1.21%, Portugal 1.43%, US 2.65%, Italy 2.73%, Greece 3.70%

Cable $1.3247, €/£0.8590, €/$1.1379, $/Y110.58 – Gold $1330.10 – Nymex $56.04 Brent $65.69 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements –Wednesday – Unite, Weir Group, ITV, Metro Bank, Provident Financial, Rio Tinto, St James’s Place, Taylor Wimpey, Pantheon, Thursday – Inchcape RSA Group, Rolls Royce, Bovis Homes, Hastings Group, Merlin Entertainment, Evraz, Aston Mart, BAT, CRH, IAG, Mondi, National Express, Petrofac, Genus, Amigo, Friday – IMI, Essentra, William Hill, Man Group, WPP, LSE, Robert Walters

US companies posting results this coming week –Wednesday – Best Buy, Dean Foods, Office Depot, TJX, HP Inc, Thursday – JC Penney, L-Brands, Liberty Media, Nordstrom, GAP, Dell Technologies, Friday – Foot Locker, Marriott Hotels

Economic data posted this week – Wednesday – BRC Shop Index Prices, US Factory Orders, Thursday – UK gfk Consumer Confidence, US 4th Quarter GDP 2nd estimate Friday – UK Mortgage approvals & Money Supply, UK PMI Manufacturing, US PMI Manufacturing, Eurozone PMI Manufacturing

 

European opening calls – FTSE -6 points at 7145, DAX unchanged at 11540, CAC -2 points at 5236, DJIA FUTURES -15 points at 26042.

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Market activity & European opening calls – 26/2/19

 

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 + 5 points +0.07% at 7183, DAX +0.42% at 11505, CAC +0.31% at 5231

 

DJIA +60 points at 26091 (+0.23%), S&P 500 +0.12%% at 2796, NASDAQ +0.36% at 7554 – US markets have made substantial gains in recent weeks. For them to crack on they now want substantive good news – not just expectations over trade deal

 

TODAY – ASX -1.21% at 6111, Shanghai +0.42% at 2973, Hang Seng -0.51% at 28810, Nikkei -0.43% at 21434 Asian markets fall as trade-deal enthusiasm cools ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Bonds – Japan -0.04%, Germany 0.11%, France 0.53%, UK 1.16%, Spain 1.16%, Portugal 1.46%, US 2.67%, Italy 2.77%, Greece 3.75%

Cable $1.3129, €/£0.8648, €/$1.1355, $/Y100.80 – Gold $1331.10 – Nymex $55.14 Brent $64.52 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements –Tuesday – Standard Chartered Bank, Travis Perkins, Drax, Croda International, Meggitt, GW Pharmaceuticals, Fresnillio, Persimmon, Babcock International,  Wednesday – Unite, Weir Group, ITV, Metro Bank, Provident Financial, Rio Tinto, St James’s Place, Taylor Wimpey, Pantheon, Thursday – Inchcape RSA Group, Rolls Royce, Bovis Homes, Hastings Group, Merlin Entertainment, Evraz, Aston Mart, BAT, CRH, IAG, Mondi, National Express, Petrofac, Genus, Amigo, Friday – IMI, Essentra, William Hill, Man Group, WPP, LSE, Robert Walters

US companies posting results this coming week – Tuesday – Worldpay, Hertz, Thomson-Reuters, Home Depot, Macy’s, Tenet Healthcare, Autozone, Wednesday – Best Buy, Dean Foods, Office Depot, TJX, HP Inc, Thursday – JC Penney, L-Brands, Liberty Media, Nordstrom, GAP, Dell Technologies, Friday – Foot Locker, Marriott Hotels

Economic data posted this week – Tuesday – UK Housing Loans, US Housing Starts and Building Permits, Wednesday – BRC Shop Index Prices, US Factory Orders, Thursday – UK gfk Consumer Confidence, US 4th Quarter GDP 2nd estimate Friday – UK Mortgage approvals & Money Supply, UK PMI Manufacturing, US PMI Manufacturing, Eurozone PMI Manufacturing

 

European opening calls – FTSE -43 points at 7140, DAX -57 points at 11442, CAC -32  at 5199, DJIA FUTURES -64 points at 26027.

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Market Activity & European opening calls – 25/2/19

 
INDEX 18th February 2019 22nd February 2019 % Loss/Gain  
FTSE 100 7236 7178 -0.80%  
XETRA DAX 11299 11457 +1.40%  
CAC 40 5153 5215 +1.20%  
DJIA 25883 26031 +0.57%  
S&P 500 2775 2792 +0.61%  
NASDAQ 7472 7527 +0.74%  
HANG SENG 27900 28816 +0.32%  
SHANGHAI 2682 2804 +0.75%  
NIKKEI 225 20900 21425 +0.25%  

 

 

TODAY – ASX +0.31% at 6186, Shanghai +3.76% at 2909, Hang Seng +0.14% at 28856, Nikkei +0.47% at 21527 – A delay in imposing tariffs on Chinese goods by US, due on 1st March, saw Shanghai Composite leap by 3% today.

 

Bonds – Japan -0.05%, Germany 0.09%, France 0.52%, UK 1.16%, Spain 1.17%, Portugal 1.48%, US 2.65%, Italy 2.86%, Greece 3.78%

Cable $1.3070, €/£0.8676, €/$1.1342, $/Y110.62 – Gold $1332.30 – Nymex $57.12 Brent $66.92 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements – Monday – Bunzl, Hammerson, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, AB Foods, Centamin, Tuesday – Standard Chartered Bank, Travis Perkins, Drax, Croda International, Meggitt, GW Pharmaceuticals, Fresnillio, Persimmon, Babcock International,  Wednesday – Unite, Weir Group, ITV, Metro Bank, Provident Financial, Rio Tinto, St James’s Place, Taylor Wimpey, Pantheon, Thursday – Inchcape RSA Group, Rolls Royce, Bovis Homes, Hastings Group, Merlin Entertainment, Evraz, Aston Mart, BAT, CRH, IAG, Mondi, National Express, Petrofac, Genus, Amigo, Friday – IMI, Essentra, William Hill, Man Group, WPP, LSE, Robert Walters

US companies posting results this coming week – Monday – Shake Shack, Tuesday – Worldpay, Hertz, Thomson-Reuters, Home Depot, Macy’s, Tenet Healthcare, Autozone, Wednesday – Best Buy, Dean Foods, Office Depot, TJX, HP Inc, Thursday – JC Penney, L-Brands, Liberty Media, Nordstrom, GAP, Dell Technologies, Friday – Foot Locker, Marriott Hotels

Economic data posted this week – Tuesday – UK Housing Loans, US Housing Starts and Building Permits, Wednesday – BRC Shop Index Prices, US Factory Orders, Thursday – UK gfk Consumer Confidence, US 4th Quarter GDP 2nd estimate Friday – UK Mortgage approvals & Money Supply, UK PMI Manufacturing, US PMI Manufacturing, Eurozone PMI Manufacturing

 

European opening calls – FTSE +10 points at 7188, DAX +32 points at 11489, CAC +12 at 5227, DJIA FUTURES  points +39 points at 26070.

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Market activity & European opening calls – 22/2/19

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 -0.93 % (-66 points) at 7161, DAX +0.19% at 11423, CAC -0.09% at 5191

DJIA -103 points at 25850 (-0.40%), S&P 500 -0.35% at 2774, NASDAQ -0.39% at 7459 – Nasdaq snapped an eight-session winning streak, as dismal European and Japan data suggested a further slowing in global growth. However, the U.S. and Chinese negotiators were beginning to outline a deal to end a long-running trade spat 

TODAY – ASX +0.46% at 6167, Shanghai +0.58% at 2767, Hang Seng -0.18% at 28578, Nikkei -0.27% at 21405 Asian shares were mixed today, despite disappointing Japanese export data. after a modest slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.

Bonds – Japan -0.05%, Germany 0.13%, France 0.54%, UK 1.20%, Spain 1.20%, Portugal 1.51%, US 2.69%, Italy 2.85%, Greece 3.77%

Cable $1.3030, €/£0.8695, €/$1.1335, $/Y110.76 – Gold $1327.50 – Nymex $55.93 Brent $67.02 

UK companies posting results and trading – Friday – Pearson

US companies posting results this coming week –

Economic data posted this week – Friday – UK CBI Distributive trades survey

European opening calls – FTSE +17 points at 7178, DAX -10 points at 11413, CAC -3 at 5188, DJIA FUTURES unchanged at 25850.

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MARKET ACTIVITY & EUROPEAN OPENING CALLS 21/2/19

TODAY – FTSE 100 +0.69 % at 7228, DAX +0.82% at 11401, CAC +0.69% at 5196

DJIA +63 points at 25954 (+0.24%), S&P 500 +0.18% at 2784, NASDAQ +0.03% at 7489 – Stock indexes closed moderately higher Wednesday, with the Nasdaq up for an eighth session in a row, following the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting, which showed the policy-setting committee was split on the path for interest rates.

TODAY – ASX +0.63% at 6134, Shanghai +0.75% at 2781, Hang Seng +0.65% at 28700, Nikkei +0.43% at 21524 – Asian markets remain moderately upbeat over possibility of trade spat solution between China and US.

Bonds – Japan -0.04%, Germany 0.10%, France 0.53%, UK 1.18%, Spain 1.20%, Portugal 1.51%, US 2.66%, Italy 2.90%, Greece 3.74%

Cable $1.3041, €/£0.8698, €/$1.1343, $/Y110.75 – Gold $13 – Nymex $57.48 Brent $67.25 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements –Thursday – Hays, Go-Ahead, Anglo-American, Morgan Siddall, Barclays, Centrica, RPS, Kaz Minerals, BAE Systems, Playtech, Rathbones, Serco, TBC Bank, Friday – Pearson

US companies posting results this coming week – Thursday – Bunge, Wendy’s, Jack-in-the-Box, Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, BJ Restaurants

Economic data posted this week –Thursday – UK PSBR, US Durable Goods & Existing Home Sales, Friday – UK CBI Distributive trades survey

 

European opening calls – FTSE +4 points at 7232, DAX +65 points at 11466, CAC +25 unchanged at 5221, DJIA FUTURES +108 points at 26062.

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Market activity & European opening calls – 20/2/19


TODAY – FTSE 100 -40 points (-0.56%) at 7179, DAX +0.09% at 11309, CAC -0.15% at 5160

 

DJIA +8 points at 25891 (+0.03%), S&P 500 +0.15% at 2779, NASDAQ +0.19% at 7486 – slow session after President’s day closure – With the S&P 500 seeing a 12% rise just seven weeks into the year, one strategist argues that the market has already seen the bulk of its returns

 

TODAY – ASX -0.17% at 6096, Shanghai -0.41% at 2744, Hang Seng +0.66% at 28413, Nikkei +0.45% at 21397 Asian markets tick higher; Nikkei up despite disappointing data on exports

 

 

Bonds – Japan -0.004%, Germany 0.11%, France 0.54%, UK 1.17%, Spain 1.22%, Portugal 1.50%, US 2.64%, Italy 2.78%, Greece 3.74%

Cable $1.3055, €/£0.8686, €/$1.1340, $/Y110.82 – Gold $1345.80 – Nymex $56.15 Brent $66.34 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements –Wednesday – Lloyds Banking Group, Hochschild Mining, Intu, Thursday – Hays, Go-Ahead, Anglo-American, Morgan Siddall, Barclays, Centrica, RPS, Kaz Minerals, BAE Systems, Playtech, Rathbones, Serco, TBC Bank, Friday – Pearson

US companies posting results this coming week –Wednesday – La-Z-Boy, Analog Devices, Thursday – Bunge, Wendy’s, Jack-in-the-Box, Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, BJ Restaurants

Economic data posted this week – Wednesday – FOMC Meeting, Thursday – UK PSBR, US Durable Goods & Existing Home Sales, Friday – UK CBI Distributive trades survey

 

European opening calls – FTSE -4 points at 7175, DAX -3 points at 11306, CAC unchanged at 5160, DJIA FUTURES –26 points at 25866.

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Market activity & European opening calls 19/2/19

TODAY – FTSE 100 -17 points (-0.24%) at 7219, DAX -0.01% at 11299, CAC +0.30% at 5158

 

DJIA, S&P 500, NASDAQ – closed – holiday – George Washington Day

 

TODAY – ASX +0.28% at 6106, Shanghai -0.33% at 2745, Hang Seng -0.34% at 28245, Nikkei +0.8% at 21299 – markets reman sepulchral awaiting news of trade talks.

 

Bonds – Japan -0.02%, Germany 0.12%, France 0.55%, UK 1.17%, Spain 1.22%, Portugal 1.50%, US 2.66%, Italy 2.79%, Greece 3.74%

Cable $1.2901, €/£0.8755, €/$1.1298, $/Y110.59 – Gold $1327.00 – Nymex $55.78 Brent $66.22 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements – Tuesday – HSBC, Intercontinental Hotels, Bank of Georgia, BHP Billiton, Wednesday – Lloyds Banking Group, Hochschild Mining, Intu, Thursday – Hays, Go-Ahead, Anglo-American, Morgan Siddall, Barclays, Centrica, RPS, Kaz Minerals, BAE Systems, Playtech, Rathbones, Serco, TBC Bank, Friday – Pearson

US companies posting results this coming week – Tuesday – Walmart, Wednesday – La-Z-Boy, Analog Devices, Thursday – Bunge, Wendy’s, Jack-in-the-Box, Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, BJ Restaurants

Economic data posted this week –Tuesday – UK Labour stats, Germany ZEW, Wednesday – FOMC Meeting, Thursday – UK PSBR, US Durable Goods & Existing Home Sales, Friday – UK CBI Distributive trades survey

 

European opening calls – FTSE unchanged at 7219, DAX unchanged at 11299, CAC unchanged at 5168, DJIA FUTURES -3 points at 25880.

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MARKET ACTIVITY & EUROPEAN OPENING CALLS – 18/1/19

INDEX 11th February 2019 15th February 2019 % Loss/Gain  
FTSE 100 7071 7236 +2.33%  
XETRA DAX 10906 11299 +3,60%  
CAC 40 4961 5153 +3.87%  
DJIA 25106 25883 +3.09%  
S&P 500 2707 2775 +2.51%  
NASDAQ 7298 7472 +2.38%  
HANG SENG 27946 27900 -0.16%  
SHANGHAI 2618 2682 +2.44%  
NIKKEI 225 20333 20900 +2.78%  

 

 

TODAY – ASX +0.37% at 6088, Shanghai +2.02% at 2736, Hang Seng +1.59% at 28344, Nikkei +1.84% at 21284 – Asian bourses blaze the trail on renewed SINO/US trade talks

 

Bonds – Japan -0.02%, Germany 0.10%, France 0.54%, UK 1.17%, Spain 1.23%, Portugal 1.55%, US 2.66%, Italy 2.82%, Greece 3.78%

Cable $1.2909, €/£0.8761, €/$1.1311, $/Y110.52 – Gold $1326.50– Nymex $55.84 Brent $66.33 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements – Monday – Reckitt Benckiser, Tuesday – HSBC, Intercontinental Hotels, Bank of Georgia, BHP Billiton, Wednesday – Lloyds Banking Group, Hochschild Mining, Intu, Thursday – Hays, Go-Ahead, Anglo-American, Morgan Siddall, Barclays, Centrica, RPS, Kaz Minerals, BAE Systems, Playtech, Rathbones, Serco, TBC Bank, Friday – Pearson

US companies posting results this coming week – Tuesday – Walmart, Wednesday – La-Z-Boy, Analog Devices, Thursday – Bunge, Wendy’s, Jack-in-the-Box, Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, BJ Restaurants

Economic data posted this week – Monday – Rightmove House Price Index, Tuesday – UK Labour stats, Germany ZEW, Wednesday – FOMC Meeting, Thursday – UK PSBR, US Durable Goods & Existing Home Sales, Friday – UK CBI Distributive trades survey

 

European opening calls – FTSE +4 points at 7240, DAX +26 points at 11325, CAC +11 points at 5164, DJIA FUTURES +17 points at 25900.

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MARKET ACTIVITY & EUROPEAN OPENING CALLS 15/2/19

TODAY – FTSE 100 +6 points (+0.09%) at 7197, DAX -0.69% at 11089, CAC -0.23% at 5062 – arefelctive session as Germany just avoids dipping in to recession

 

DJIA -0.41% at 25439, S&P 500 -0.27% at 2745, NASDAQ +0.09% at 7426 – Retail sales fell by 1.2% in December – GDP for 4th quarter in US revised down to 2% in places from 2.6%-2.8%.

 

TODAY – ASX +0.11% at 6066, Shanghai -1.00% at 2692, Hang Seng -1.87% at 27907, Nikkei -1.31% at 20868 – Asian bourses clipped on fear of US economy slowing.

Bonds – Japan -0.02%, Germany 0.10%, France 0.59%, UK 1.15%, Spain 1.24%, Portugal 1.56%, US 2.66%, Italy 2.81%, Greece 3.82%

Cable $1.2799, €/£0.8816, €/$1.1284, $/Y110.33 – Gold $1315.30– Nymex $54.60 Brent $64.89 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements – Friday – RBS, Segro, ASOS

US companies posting results this coming week –Friday – PepsiCo

Economic data posted this week –Friday – UK Retail Sales, US Industrial Production, Eurozone Car Production

 

European opening calls – FTSE -12 points at 7188, DAX -35 points at 11054, CAC -13 points at 5049, DJIA FUTURES –103 points at 25336.

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