Market activity – 18/7/19

 

FTSE 100 -41 points (-0.55%) at 7535, DAX -0.72% at 12341, CAC40 -0.76% at 5571

DJIA -115 points (-0.42%) at 27219, S&P 500 -0.65% at 2984, NASDAQ -0.46% at 8185 – U.S. stocks slipped yesterday as investors digested mixed earnings results and economic data, while the lack of progress on the trade dispute with China remained a concern expressed in Beige Book comments. Retail sales positive – Netflix loses 125 after hours

TODAY – ASX -0.30% at 6653, Shanghai -0.65% at 2912, Hang Seng -0.49% at 28453, Nikkei –1.72% at 21098Trump’s impatience over lack of progress on Chinese trade deal, plus the robustness of US economy reflected in the Beige Book, suggesting a delay in a FED rate cut put Asia in a ‘risk-off’ mood

Bonds – Japan -0.12%, Germany -0.29%, France -0.04%, Spain 0.44%, Portugal 0.50%, UK 0.75%, Italy 1.59%, US 2.06%, Greece 2.20%

 Cable $1.2437, €/£0.9036, €/$1.1239, $/Y107.69 – Gold $1424.30 – Nymex $56.82, Brent $63.84

UK Companies posting results this week – Thursday – Moneysupermarket, Anglo American, easyJet, Royal Mail, SSE, Thos Cook, Friday – Close Brothers, SSP

US companies posting results this week – Thursday – Morgan Stanley, Honeywell, UnitedHealth, Blackstone, Philip Morris, Microsoft, Friday – Schlumberger, BlackRock, American Express, Citizens Financial, Charles Schwab

ECONOMIC data Posted this week – Thursday – US Housing Starts, EU New Car Registration, Friday – UK PSBR

 

European opening calls – FTSE100 -29 points at 7506, DAX -89 points at 12232, CAC -30 points at 5541, DJIA FUTURES -72 points at 27147.

 

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