Monthly Archives: March 2019

Market activity & European opening calls – 29/3/19

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 +40 points (+0.56%) at 7234, DAX +0.08% at 11428, CAC -0.09% at 5296

 

DJIA +91 points (+0.36%) at 25717, S&P 500 +0.36% at 2815, NASDAQ +0.34% at 7669 – The Street of Dreams sees stocks end the session modestly higher with financials and the material sector providing a bit of momentum.

TODAY – ASX +0.07% at 6180, Shanghai +2.51% at 3070, Hang Seng +0.89% at 29045, Nikkei +0.83% at 21207 – Asian stocks advance as US resumes trade talks with China

Bonds – Japan -0.10%, Germany -0.07%, France 0.31%, UK 0.99%, Spain 1.08%, Portugal 1.26%, US 2.39%, Italy 2.49, Greece 3.76%

Cable $1.3068, €/£0.8592, €/$1.1232, $/Y110.73 – Gold $1293.90 – Nymex $59.65, Brent $68.14 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements – Friday – Micro-Focus International, St Modwen

Economic data posted this week – Friday – UK gfk Consumer Confidence, UK Mortgage Approvals, UK 4th quarter GDP final estimate, UK M4 money supply, UK Consumer Credit, US Personal income & Spending, US New Home Sales

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 +26 points at 7260, DAX +57 points at 11485, CAC +21 points at 5317, DJIA FUTURES +58 points at 25775.

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YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 -2 points (-0.03% at 7194, DAX unchanged at 11419, CAC 10.12% at 5301

 

DJIA -32 points (-0.13%) at 25625, S&P 500 -0.46% at 2805, NASDAQ -0.63% at 7643 – The threat of lower global growth and frustration over US/SINO trade talks keep the lid on the Street of Dreams. Tech & healthcare sectors were adversely affected.

TODAY – ASX +0.58% at 6171, Shanghai -0.32% at 3012, Hang Seng -0.08% at 28706, Nikkei -1.63% at 21030Asian stocks were mostly lower today, following a slip on Wall Street, as investors watched the continuing trade talks between the U.S. and China coupled with lower growth concerns.

Bonds – Japan -0.06%, Germany -0.07%, France 0.30%, UK 1.03%, Spain 1.05%, Portugal 1.25%, US 2.37%, Italy 2.45, Greece 3.76%

Cable $1.3196, €/£0.8526, €/$1.1254, $/Y110.11 – Gold $13 – Nymex $59.16, Brent $67.64 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements –Thursday – Mitie, Friday – Micro-Focus International, St Modwen

US companies posting results this coming week –Thursday – HB Fuller

Economic data posted this week – Thursday – US GDP forecast, US Pending Home Sales, Friday – UK gfk Consumer Confidence, UK Mortgage Approvals, UK 4th quarter GDP final estimate, UK M4 money supply, UK Consumer Credit, US Personal income & Spending, US New Home Sales

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 +9 points at 7203, DAX -9 points at 11410, CAC -4 points at 5297, DJIA FUTURES -65 points at 25560.

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Market activity & European opening calls – 27/3/19

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 +18 points (+0.26% at 7196, DAX +0.64% at 11419, CAC +0.89% at 5307

DJIA +140 points (+0.55%) at 25657, S&P 500 +0.72% at 2818, NASDAQ +0.71% at 7691 Wall Street closed higher yesterday, as energy and financial sectors underpinned the market, but main indices came off their intraday highs on tepid housing and consumer-confidence data as well as lingering uncertainties over global growth and Brexit.

TODAY – ASX -0.04% at 6128, Shanghai +0.66% at 3016, Hang Seng +060% at 28738, Nikkei -0.39% at 20345 – Asian markets mixed as fears of global slowdown continue to persist.

Bonds – Japan -0.07%, Germany -0.02%, France 0.35%, UK 1.01%, Spain 1.09%, Portugal 1.28%, US 2.42%, Italy 2.50, Greece 3.77%

Cable $1.3186, €/£0.8535, €/$1.1258, $/Y110.57 – Gold $1314.70 – Nymex $60.03, Brent $69.18 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements–Wednesday – BT Group, Hilton Foods, Bellway, Imperial Brands, Thursday – Mitie, Friday – Micro-Focus International, St Modwen

US companies posting results this coming week – Wednesday – Lennar Corporation, Thursday – HB Fuller

Economic data posted this week – Wednesday – CBI distributive trade survey, US Trade Balance, Thursday – US GDP forecast, US Pending Home Sales, Friday – UK gfk Consumer Confidence, UK Mortgage Approvals, UK 4th quarter GDP final estimate, UK M4 money supply, UK Consumer Credit, US Personal income & Spending, US New Home Sales

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 +19 points at 7215, DAX +29 points at 11448, CAC +14 points at 5321, DJIA FUTURES +18 points at 25675.

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Market activity & European opening calls 25/3/19

INDEX 18th March 2019 22nd March 2019 % Loss/Gain  
FTSE 100 7228 7207 -0.21%  
XETRA DAX 11685 11364 -2.75%  
CAC 40 5405 5269 -2.24%  
DJIA 25848 25502 -1.34%  
S&P 500 2822 2800 -0.78%  
NASDAQ 7688 7642 -0.59%  
HANG SENG 29012 29113 +0.35%  
SHANGHAI 3021 3104 +2.74%  
NIKKEI 225 21450 21627 +0.83%  

 

TODAY – ASX -1.11% at 6126, Shanghai -0.97% at 3074, Hang Seng -1.60% at 28646, Nikkei -3.03% at 20971 – Asian market plunge on recessionary slowdown fears!

Bonds – Japan -0.08%, Germany 0.02%, France 0.36%, UK 1.02%, Spain 1.06%, Portugal 1.25%, US 2.44%, Italy 2.46, Greece 3.74%

Cable $1.3199, €/£0.8561, €/$1.1302, $/Y109.99 – Gold $1315.90 – Nymex $58.62, Brent $66.72 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements– Monday – Pennon, Tuesday – AG Barr, Fever Tree Drinks, Moss Bros, United Utilities, Ferguson, IHS Markit, BT Group, Wednesday – Hilton Foods, Bellway, Imperial Brands, Thursday – Mitie, Friday – Micro-focus International, St Modwen

US companies posting results this coming week – Tuesday – Carnival Corporation, KB Homes, Shoe Carnival, Wednesday – Lennar Corporation, Thursday – HB Fuller

Economic data posted this week – Tuesday – UK Housing Data, US Housing starts & Building Permits, Wednesday – CBI distributive trade survey, US Trade Balance, Thursday – US GDP forecast, US Pending Home Sales, Friday – UK gfk Consumer Confidence, UK Mortgage Approvals, UK 4th quarter GDP final estimate, UK M4 money supply, UK Consumer Credit, US Personal income & Spending, US New Home Sales

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 -28 points at 7179, DAX -58 points at 11306, CAC -22 points at 5247, DJIA FUTURES -92 points at 25410.

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MARKET ACTIVITY & EUROPEAN OPENING calls 22/3/19

 

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 +0.88% +64 points at 7355, DAX -0.46% at 11549, CAC40 +0.07% at 5378 – Despite the economic shambles in Brussels, equity geeks held their nerve.

DJIA +0.84% (+216 points) at 25962 – S&P 500 +1.09% at 2854, NASDAQ +1.42% at 7838 U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday as a sharp surge in tech shares helped to lift key equity benchmarks. Levi Strauss IPO impressive debut

TODAY – ASX +0.45% at 6195, Shanghai -0.24% at 3094, Hang Seng -0.42% at 28950, Nikkei -0.06% at 21595Asian markets were reflective on Friday, as investors pondered the effects of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s more dovish stance.

 

Bonds – Japan -0.04%, Germany 0.05%, France 0.41%, Spain 1.09%, UK 1.07%, Portugal 1.27%, Italy 2.48, US 2.54%, Greece 3.71%

Cable $1.3143, €/£0.8655, €/$1.1378, $/Y110.78 – Gold $1309.40 – Nymex $59.94, Brent $67.85 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements – Friday – Smiths Industries

US companies posting results this coming week – Friday – Tiffany

Economic data posted this week – Friday – US PMI Composite Index, US Existing Home Sales

 

European opening calls – FTSE 100 -25 points at 7330, DAX +7 points at 11542, CAC +2 points at 7380, DJIA FUTURES -25 points at 25937.

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MARKET ACTIVITY & EUROPEAN OPENING CALLS – 21/3/19

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 -32 points at 7291, DAX -1.57% at 11603, CAC40 -0.80 at 5382

DJIA -0.55% (+65 points) 25745 – S&P 500 -0.29% at 2824 NASDAQ +0.07% at 7728 – Dovish approach from FOMC comments suggests a flat spell for US economy – no rate hikes expected this year

TODAY – ASX +0.03% at 6167, Shanghai +1.08% at 3123, Hang Seng +0.23% at 29389, Nikkei +0.20% at 21608 – Asian markets edge higher as FED puts lid on rates

 

Bonds – Japan -0.04%, Germany 0.08%, France 0.46%, UK 1.15%, Spain 1.16%, Portugal 1.31%, US 2.52%, Italy 2.54%, Greece 3.76%

Cable $1.3209, €/£0.8642, €/$1.1419, $/Y110.51 – Gold $1317.40 – Nymex $60.18, Brent $68.58 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements–Thursday – Halma, Ted Baker, Xaar, LoopUp, Portmeirion, IG Group, Mitie, Friday – Smiths Industries

US companies posting results this coming week –Thursday – ConAgra, Nike, Friday – Tiffany

Economic data posted this week – Thursday – UK MPC Meeting, UK PSBR, UK Retail Sales, Friday – US PMI Composite Index, US Existing Home Sales

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 +19 points at 7310, DAX +12 points at 11615, CAC +5 points at 5387, DJIA FUTURES -59 points at 25686.

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Market activity & European opening calls

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 +70 points at 7299, DAX -0.25% at 11657, CAC40 +0.14 at 5412

DJIA +0.25% (+65 points) 25914 – S&P 500 +0.37% at 2832 NASDAQ +0.34% at 7714 Stocks generally closed on a positive note on Monday to extend last week’s broad-based rally even as Boeing’s travails dragged on the blue-chip Dow.

TODAY – ASX +0.06% at 6194, Shanghai -0.22% at 3089, Hang Seng -0.25% at 29334, Nikkei -0.18% at 21545 – Asian markets muted as investors await forthcoming FOMC meeting on Wednesday.

 

Bonds – Japan -0.03%, Germany 0.08%, France 0.46%, Spain 1.15%, UK 1.20%, Portugal 1.25%, Italy 2.47, US 2.60%, Greece 3.72%

Cable $1.3275, €/£0.8546, €/$1.1345, $/Y111.27 – Gold $12 – Nymex $59.09, Brent $67.65 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements– Tuesday – Antofagasta, TP ICAP, Softcat, John Wood, Polypipe, ASOS, Ocado, Wednesday – Kingfisher, Kier Group, SDL. IQE, Ferrexpo, Ten Entertainment Group, Thursday – Halma, Ted Baker, Xaar, LoopUp, Portmeirion, IG Group, Mitie, Friday – Smiths Industries

US companies posting results this coming week – Wednesday – General mills, Micron Technology, Thursday – ConAgra, Nike, Friday – Tiffany

Economic data posted this week – Tuesday – UK Wage Growth & Jobless Claims, US Factory Orders, Wednesday – UK Inflation, House Price Data, CBI Industrial trends, FOMC Decision, Thursday – UK MPC Meeting, UK PSBR, UK Retail Sales, Friday – US PMI Composite Index, US Existing Home Sales

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 -10 points at 7289, DAX -5 points at 11652, CAC -2 points at 5410, DJIA FUTURES +46 points at 25960.

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Market activity & European opening calls = 18/3/19

 
INDEX 11th March 2019 15th March 2019 % Gain  
FTSE 100 7104 7228 +1.75%  
XETRA DAX 11457 11685 +1.99%  
CAC 40 5231 5405 +3.32%  
DJIA 25450 25848 +1.56%  
S&P 500 2743 2822 +2.88%  
NASDAQ 7408 7688 +3.77%  
HANG SENG 28228 29012 +2.78%  
SHANGHAI 2969 3021 +1.75%  
NIKKEI 225 21025 21450 +2.02%  

 

TODAY – ASX +0.19 at 6186, Shanghai +1.20% at 3058, Hang Seng +0.79% at 29241, Nikkei +0.58% at 21575 – Optimism still prevails in Asia despite uncertainty over US/SINO trade deal, which may now be postponed until June.

 

Bonds – Japan -0.15%, Germany 0.08%, France 0.46%, Spain 1.18%, UK 1.21%, Portugal 1.30%, Italy 2.50, US 2.60%, Greece 3.78%

Cable $1.3287, €/£0.8530, €/$1.1335, $/Y111.53 – Gold $1298.70 – Nymex $58.27, Brent $67.01 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements– Tuesday – Antofagasta, TP ICAP, Softcat, John Wood, Polypipe, ASOS, Ocado, Wednesday – Kingfisher, Kier Group, SDL. IQE, Ferrexpo, Ten Entertainment Group, Thursday – Halma, Ted Baker, Xaar, LoopUp, Portmeirion, IG Group, Mitie, Friday – Smiths Industries

US companies posting results this coming week – Wednesday – General mills, Micron Technology, Thursday – ConAgra, Nike, Friday – Tiffany

Economic data posted this week – Monday – Rightmove House Price Index, Tuesday – UK Wage Growth & Jobless Claims, US Factory Orders, Wednesday – UK Inflation, House Price Data, CBI Industrial trends, FOMC Decision, Thursday – UK MPC Meeting, UK PSBR, UK Retail Sales, Friday – US PMI Composite Index, US Existing Home Sales

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 +24 points at 7252, DAX +5 points at 11690, CAC unchanged at 5405, DJIA FUTURES +32  points at 25880.

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Market activity & European opening calls – 15/3/19

YESTERDAY – FTSE 100 -26 points (-0.37%) at 7185, DAX +0.13% at 11587, CAC40 +0.82% at 5349

DJIA +7 points (+0.03%) at 25709 – S&P 500 -0.09% at 2808, NASDAQ -0.16% at 7630– U.S. stocks mostly lower on jitters over trade-deal delay, weak Chinese data. Trump’s meeting with Xi now scheduled for April.

 

TODAY – ASX +0.07% at 6175, Shanghai +1.00% at 3019, Hang Seng +0.80% at 29081, Nikkei +0.88% at 21474 – Asian markets rally with the NIKKEI in the vanguard as investors become more relaxed over geopolitical issues.

Bonds – Japan -0.04%, Germany 0.09%, France 0.47%, Spain 1.19%, UK 1.23%, Portugal 1.33%, Italy 2.50, US 2.64%, Greece 3.80%

Cable $1.3240, €/£0.8546, €/$1.1317, $/Y111.69 – Gold $1298.80 – Nymex $58.60, Brent $67.26 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements–Friday – JD Wetherspoon, Berkeley Group, Restaurant Group, Investec

US companies posting results this coming week – Friday – Buckle Inc

Economic data posted this week – Friday – US Industrial Production

European opening calls – FTSE100 +13 points at 7198, DAX + 13 points at 11600, CAC +6 points at 5350, DJIA FUTURES +66 points at 25775.

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YESTERDAY

FTSE 100 +20 points (+0.29%) at 7151, DAX – -0.17% at 11524, CAC40 – +0.08% at 5270

DJIA -96 points (+0.38%) at 25524 – S&P 500 +0.30% at 2791, NASDAQ +0.44% at 7591Stocks finish the session mostly higher on health care, utilities rise; Boeing weighs on the Dow.

 

TODAY – ASX -0.36% at 6152, Shanghai -0.92% at 3032, Hang Seng -0.60% at 28746, Nikkei -1.24% at 21236Asian markets trade lower in response to global uncertainties.

 

Bonds – Japan -0.03%, Germany 0.05%, France 0.47%, UK 1.15%, Spain 1.16%, Portugal 1.33%, Italy 2.56, US 2.60%, Greece 3.86%

Cable $1.3088, €/£0.8620, €/$1.1283, $/Y11.311 – Gold $1304.40 – Nymex $57.17, Brent $66.89 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements– Wednesday – Prudential, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Standard Life Aberdeen, Wm Morrison, Provident Financial, Balfour Beatty, Dignity, Thursday – Capita, Cineworld, Just Group, Marshalls, OneSavings Bank, DFS Furniture, Savills, Friday – JD Wetherspoon, Berkeley Group, Restaurant Group, Investec

US companies posting results this coming week – Wednesday – Christopher & Banks, Thursday – Dollar General, Broadcom, Oracle, Adobe Systems, Friday – Buckle Inc

Economic data posted this week – Wednesday – US PPI, Durable Goods and Construction Spending, Thursday – RICS House Prices, US New Home Sales, Friday – US Industrial Production

European opening calls – FTSE -6 points at 7145, DAX -26 points at 11498, CAC -11 points at 5259, DJIA FUTURES unchanged at 25524.

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