Market activity & European opening calls – 18/4/19

Yesterday – FTSE 100 +1 point at 7471 (+0.02%), DAX +0.43% at 12153, CAC +0.62% at 5563

DJIA -3 points (-0.11%) at 26449, S&P 500 -0.23 at 2900, NASDAQ -0.05% at 7996 – Yesterday stocks rose early doors as investors keyed into the next round of first-quarter corporate earnings, though volumes were at their lowest level for a month, while showing little interest in China’s robust economic data.

TODAY – ASX -0.04% at 6253, Shanghai -0.23% at 3255, Hang Seng -0.61% at 29939, Nikkei -0.47% at 22172 – Asian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, tracking Wall Street’s lack-lustre trading day.

 

Bonds – Japan -0.01%, Germany 0.08%, France 0.43%, Spain 1.10%, Portugal 1.20%, UK 1.24%, US 2.59%, Italy 2.61, Greece 3.30%

Cable $1.3040, €/£0.8660, €/$1.1292, $/Y111.90 – Gold $12 – Nymex $63.71, Brent $71.52 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements –Thursday – Moneysupermarket, Polymetal, PZ Cussons, Rentokil, Unilever

US companies posting results this coming week – Thursday – American Express, Honeywell, Schlumberger, Philip Morris, Citizens Financial

Economic data posted this week – Thursday – UK & US Retail Sales, BOE Credit Conditions, US PMI Index, Friday – US Housing data

European opening calls – FTSE100 -18 points at 7452, DAX -18 points at 12135, CAC -8 points at 5555, DJIA FUTURES -80 points at 26369.

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