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Week commencing 18 November

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Chris Beauchamp’s insight

It is a quieter week, but CPI from Japan and Canada, plus global flash PMIs on Friday will be worth watching on the economic calendar.

Company news from the US is waning, as earnings season draws to a close, but in the UK we get full-year numbers from easyJet and Sage Group, plus first-half figures from United Utilities and Royal Mail.

Economic reports

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Weekly view

None

1.30pm – US housing starts & building permits (October): starts to rise 0.6% MoM and permits to fall 1.8% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

11.50am – Japan trade balance (October): exports expected to fall 4% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (October): CPI to rise 2.1% YoY and core cPI to rise 1.9% YoY. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 15 November): stockpiles rose by 2.2 million barrels a week earlier. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

7pm – FOMC minutes: these will examine the decision to cut rates at the most recent meeting. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

1.30pm – US Philadelphia Fed index (November), initial jobless claims (w/e 16 November): claims expected to fall to 221K from 225K. Philly Fed index to rise to 7.2. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (October): forecast to fall 0.7% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

11.30pm – Japan CPI (October): CPI to rise 0.3% YoY and core CPI to rise 0.3% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

7am – German GDP (Q3, final): rate expected to be 0.1% QoQ and 0.5% YoY. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

8.30am – German services & mfg PMI (November, flash): services PMI to rise to 52 from 51.6 and mfg to fall to 42 from 42.1. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

9am – eurozone services & mfg PMI (November, flash): forecast to see services fall to 51.9 from 52.2 and mfg to rise to 46 from 45.9. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

2.45pm – US mfg & services PMI (November, flash): mfg PMI to fall to 50.7 from 51.3 and services to hold at 50.6. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer sentiment (November, final): index to rise to 95.7 from 95.5. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Monday

None

Tuesday

1.30pm – US housing starts & building permits (October): starts to rise 0.6% MoM and permits to fall 1.8% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

11.50am – Japan trade balance (October): exports expected to fall 4% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

Wednesday

1.30pm – Canada CPI (October): CPI to rise 2.1% YoY and core cPI to rise 1.9% YoY. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 15 November): stockpiles rose by 2.2 million barrels a week earlier. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

7pm – FOMC minutes: these will examine the decision to cut rates at the most recent meeting. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Thursday

1.30pm – US Philadelphia Fed index (November), initial jobless claims (w/e 16 November): claims expected to fall to 221K from 225K. Philly Fed index to rise to 7.2. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (October): forecast to fall 0.7% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

11.30pm – Japan CPI (October): CPI to rise 0.3% YoY and core CPI to rise 0.3% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

Friday

7am – German GDP (Q3, final): rate expected to be 0.1% QoQ and 0.5% YoY. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

8.30am – German services & mfg PMI (November, flash): services PMI to rise to 52 from 51.6 and mfg to fall to 42 from 42.1. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

9am – eurozone services & mfg PMI (November, flash): forecast to see services fall to 51.9 from 52.2 and mfg to rise to 46 from 45.9. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

2.45pm – US mfg & services PMI (November, flash): mfg PMI to fall to 50.7 from 51.3 and services to hold at 50.6. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer sentiment (November, final): index to rise to 95.7 from 95.5. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Company announcements

Monday
18
November

Tuesday 19 November

Wednesday 20 November

Thursday 21 November

Friday
22 November

Full-year earnings


easyJet


Sage Group

Half/Quarterly earnings


Telecom Plus,
Homeserve,
Big Yellow,
Home Depot


United Utilities,
Babcock,
Target


Royal Mail,
Severn Trent,
MITIE,
Naked Wines,
GAP

Trading update


Kingfisher,
Direct Line


Centrica,
Close Brothers,
William Hill

Dividends

Upcoming

FTSE 100: Carnival, Imperial Brands, DCC

FTSE 250: Tate & Lyle, B&M European Value

Dividends are applied after the close of the previous day’s session for each market. So, for example, the FTSE 100 goes ex-dividend on a Thursday, but the adjustment is applied at the close of the previous day e.g. Wednesday. The table below shows the days in which the adjustment is applied, not the ex-dividend days.

Index adjustments

Monday 18
November
Tuesday 19
November
Wednesday 20
November
Thursday 21
November
Friday 22 November Monday 25 November
FTSE 100

3.25
Australia 200
Wall Street 3.5 9.8 6.4
US 500 0.23 0.61 0.19 0.07 0.39 0.09
Nasdaq 3.68 0.07 0.07 0.12
France 40 1.7
Netherlands 25
EU Stocks 50 0.9
China H-Shares 0.5
Singapore Blue Chip 0.07 0.06
Hong Kong HS50 6.9 0.8
South Africa 40 22.8
Japan 225

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Week commencing 18 November

Chris Beauchamp’s insight

It is a quieter week, but CPI from Japan and Canada, plus global flash PMIs on Friday will be worth watching on the economic calendar.

Company news from the US is waning, as earnings season draws to a close, but in the UK we get full-year numbers from easyJet and Sage Group, plus first-half figures from United Utilities and Royal Mail.

Economic reports

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Weekly view

None

1.30pm – US housing starts & building permits (October): starts to rise 0.6% MoM and permits to fall 1.8% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

11.50am – Japan trade balance (October): exports expected to fall 4% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (October): CPI to rise 2.1% YoY and core cPI to rise 1.9% YoY. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 15 November): stockpiles rose by 2.2 million barrels a week earlier. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

7pm – FOMC minutes: these will examine the decision to cut rates at the most recent meeting. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

1.30pm – US Philadelphia Fed index (November), initial jobless claims (w/e 16 November): claims expected to fall to 221K from 225K. Philly Fed index to rise to 7.2. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (October): forecast to fall 0.7% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

11.30pm – Japan CPI (October): CPI to rise 0.3% YoY and core CPI to rise 0.3% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

7am – German GDP (Q3, final): rate expected to be 0.1% QoQ and 0.5% YoY. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

8.30am – German services & mfg PMI (November, flash): services PMI to rise to 52 from 51.6 and mfg to fall to 42 from 42.1. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

9am – eurozone services & mfg PMI (November, flash): forecast to see services fall to 51.9 from 52.2 and mfg to rise to 46 from 45.9. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

2.45pm – US mfg & services PMI (November, flash): mfg PMI to fall to 50.7 from 51.3 and services to hold at 50.6. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer sentiment (November, final): index to rise to 95.7 from 95.5. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Monday

None

Tuesday

1.30pm – US housing starts & building permits (October): starts to rise 0.6% MoM and permits to fall 1.8% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

11.50am – Japan trade balance (October): exports expected to fall 4% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

Wednesday

1.30pm – Canada CPI (October): CPI to rise 2.1% YoY and core cPI to rise 1.9% YoY. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 15 November): stockpiles rose by 2.2 million barrels a week earlier. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

7pm – FOMC minutes: these will examine the decision to cut rates at the most recent meeting. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Thursday

1.30pm – US Philadelphia Fed index (November), initial jobless claims (w/e 16 November): claims expected to fall to 221K from 225K. Philly Fed index to rise to 7.2. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (October): forecast to fall 0.7% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

11.30pm – Japan CPI (October): CPI to rise 0.3% YoY and core CPI to rise 0.3% YoY. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

Friday

7am – German GDP (Q3, final): rate expected to be 0.1% QoQ and 0.5% YoY. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

8.30am – German services & mfg PMI (November, flash): services PMI to rise to 52 from 51.6 and mfg to fall to 42 from 42.1. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

9am – eurozone services & mfg PMI (November, flash): forecast to see services fall to 51.9 from 52.2 and mfg to rise to 46 from 45.9. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

2.45pm – US mfg & services PMI (November, flash): mfg PMI to fall to 50.7 from 51.3 and services to hold at 50.6. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer sentiment (November, final): index to rise to 95.7 from 95.5. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Company announcements

Monday
18
November

Tuesday 19 November

Wednesday 20 November

Thursday 21 November

Friday
22 November

Full-year earnings


easyJet


Sage Group

Half/Quarterly earnings


Telecom Plus,
Homeserve,
Big Yellow,
Home Depot


United Utilities,
Babcock,
Target


Royal Mail,
Severn Trent,
MITIE,
Naked Wines,
GAP

Trading update


Kingfisher,
Direct Line


Centrica,
Close Brothers,
William Hill

Dividends

Upcoming

FTSE 100: Carnival, Imperial Brands, DCC

FTSE 250: Tate & Lyle, B&M European Value

Dividends are applied after the close of the previous day’s session for each market. So, for example, the FTSE 100 goes ex-dividend on a Thursday, but the adjustment is applied at the close of the previous day e.g. Wednesday. The table below shows the days in which the adjustment is applied, not the ex-dividend days.

Index adjustments

Monday 18
November
Tuesday 19
November
Wednesday 20
November
Thursday 21
November
Friday 22 November Monday 25 November
FTSE 100

3.25
Australia 200
Wall Street 3.5 9.8 6.4
US 500 0.23 0.61 0.19 0.07 0.39 0.09
Nasdaq 3.68 0.07 0.07 0.12
France 40 1.7
Netherlands 25
EU Stocks 50 0.9
China H-Shares 0.5
Singapore Blue Chip 0.07 0.06
Hong Kong HS50 6.9 0.8
South Africa 40 22.8
Japan 225

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