MARKET ACTIVITY & EUROPEAN OPENING CALLS – 24/4/19

Yesterday – FTSE 100 +63 points at 7523 (+0.85%), DAX +0.11% at 12235, CAC +0.20% at 5591

DJIA +145 points (+0.55%) at 26656, S&P 500 +0.88 at 2933, NASDAQ +1.32% at 8120 –The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs Tuesday as investors cheered the latest batch of solid corporate earnings, including those from blue-chip Coca-Cola Co. and social-media brands such as Twitter Inc.

TODAY – ASX +0.92% at 6377, Shanghai -0.92% at 3169, Hang Seng -0.74% at 29742, Nikkei -0.08% at 22241 – As oil prices continue to rise, Asian markets were mixed in early trading today, surrendering early gains, despite the Street of Dreams’ ebullient performance.

Bonds – Japan -0.03%, Germany 0.04%, France 0.39%, Spain 1.11%, Portugal 1.19%, UK 1.22%, US 2.57%, Italy 2.68, Greece 3.30%

Cable $1.2935, €/£0.8667, €/$1.1211, $/Y111.78 – Gold $1271.20 – Nymex $65.94, Brent $74.13 

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 – Wednesday – MaxCyte, Biogen, AT&T, General Dynamics, Boeing, Caterpillar, Visa, Facebook, Tesla, Microsoft, Thursday – Hershey, DR Horton, 3Ms, 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 – Wednesday – UK PSBR, Thursday – CBI Industrial trends, US Durable Goods, Friday – UK housing Finance loans, US Q1 GDP estimates.

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 -18 points at 7503, DAX -42 points at 12193, CAC -17 points at 5574, DJIA FUTURES -31 points at 26625.

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