MARKET ACTIVITY & EUROPEAN OPENING CALLS – 23/4/19

INDEX 15th April 2019 18th April 2019 % Loss/Gain  
FTSE 100 7437 7459 +0.30%  
XETRA DAX 11999 12222 +1.86%  
CAC 40 5502 5580 +1.42%  
DJIA 26412 26559 +0.56%  
S&P 500 2907 2905 -0.06%  
NASDAQ 7984 7998 +0.17%  
HANG SENG 29909 29963 +0.18%  
SHANGHAI 3188 3270 +2.57% *
NIKKEI 225 21870 22200 +1.51% *

 

  • Denotes 19/4/19

TODAY – ASX +0.76% at 6307, Shanghai -0.35% at 3203, Hang Seng -0.05% at 29949, Nikkei -0.07% at 22201 – Asian markets were largely down in early trading Tuesday as oil prices surged to nearly six-month highs after the U.S. said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil.

Bonds – Japan -0.03%, Germany 0.02%, France 0.37%, Spain 1.06%, Portugal 1.15%, UK 1.19%, US 2.59%, Italy 2.60, Greece 3.29%

Cable $1.2987, €/£0.8662, €/$1.1254, $/Y11.83 – Gold $1277.40 – Nymex $65.86, Brent $74.32 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements –  Wednesday – AB Foods, Centamin, Antofagasta, Boohoo, Thursday – Barclays Bank, Taylor Wimpey, Ferrexpo, Acacia Mining, Anglo-American, Cobham, Kaz Minerals, Relx, Tullow Oil – Friday – RBS, Astra Zeneca, AON, AJ Bell. Computacenter, Hastings, Pearson, Rotork, WPP

US companies posting results this coming week – Monday – Halliburton, Kimberly-Clark, Tuesday – Whirlpool, Twitter, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, United Technologies, Verizon, Pulte, Coca-Cola, State Street, Harley-Davidson, Jetblue, Lockheed Martin, Snap, eBay, Wednesday – MaxCyte, Biogen, AT&T, General Dynamics, Boeing, Caterpillar, Visa, Facebook, Tesla, Microsoft, Thursday – Hershey, DR Horton, £Ms, Raytheon, Altia, Freeport-McMoRan, Bristol Myers Squibb, Mattel, Starbucks, Intel, Amazon, Ford Motor, Friday – Zimmer, Archer Daniels Midland, Exxon Mobil, Goodyear, Knoll, Weyerhaeuser, Chevron, Colgate-Palmolive

Economic data posted this week – Monday – US Existing Home Sales, Wednesday – UK PSBR, Thursday – CBI Industrial trends, US Durable Goods, Friday – UK housing Finance loans, US Q1 GDP estimates.

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 +21 points at 7480, DAX +8 points at 12230, CAC +3 points at 5583, DJIA FUTURES -50 points at 26509.

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