Market activity & European opening calls – 25/4/19

Yesterday – FTSE 100 -51 points at 7471 (-0.68%), DAX +0.63% at 12313, CAC -0.28% at 5576 –

DJIA -59 points (-0.22%) at 26597, S&P 500 -0.22 at 2927, NASDAQ -0.23% at 8102 – U.S. stocks closed lower yesterday, following earnings from high-profile companies, including Dow components Boeing Co. and Caterpillar Inc., that offered a mixed picture of American corporations. However, Facebook & Microsoft rallied after hours

TODAY – ASX +0.99% at 6382, Shanghai -0.77% at 3177, Hang Seng +0.06 % at 29824, Nikkei +0.50% at 22311 – Asian markets mixed as Wall Street retreats from record highs

Bonds – Japan -0.04%, Germany -0.01%, France 0.35%, Spain 1.11%, Portugal 1.19%, UK 1.18%, US 2.52%, Italy 2.63, Greece 3.30%

Cable $1.2906, €/£0.8641, €/$1.1115, $/Y111.92 – Gold $1276.90 – Nymex $65,82, Brent $74.64 

UK companies posting results and trading Statements –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 – 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 – Thursday – CBI Industrial trends, US Durable Goods, Friday – UK housing Finance loans, US Q1 GDP estimates.

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 +9 points at 7480, DAX -5 points at 12318, CAC unchanged at 5576, DJIA FUTURES -17 points at 26580.

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