Skip to content

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

China stimulus in sight?

The Hang Seng jumped overnight on the news that Chinese authorities are considering a package of measures to stabilise a slumping stock market.

Video poster image

Hang Seng

The Hang Seng jumped overnight on the news that Chinese authorities are considering a package of measures to stabilise a slumping stock market. According to Bloomberg News, Chinese policymakers are seeking to mobilise about 2 trillion yuan—that's about $278 billion—mainly from the offshore accounts of Chinese state-owned enterprises to buy shares onshore through the Hong Kong exchange link. They are also weighing other options and may announce some of them as soon as this week, still according to Bloomberg.

The Bank of Japan

As expected, the Bank of Japan maintained ultra-easy monetary settings. At the two-day meeting that concluded on Tuesday, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) left unchanged its short-term rate target at -0.1% and that for the 10-year bond yield around 0%. However, conditions for phasing out its massive stimulus seem to be falling into place. In its quarterly outlook report, the central bank said "Consumer inflation is likely to increase gradually towards the BOJ's target as the output gap turns positive and as medium- to long-term inflation expectations and wage growth eighten." In the quarterly report, the BOJ cut its core consumer inflation forecast for the fiscal year beginning in April to 2.4% from 2.8% projected in October. It slightly revised up its forecast for fiscal 2025 to 1.8% from 1.7%.

Associated British Foods

UK property developer Crest Nicholson posted an adjusted pretax profit of £41.1 million, to be compared with £137 million in FY 2022. Associated British Foodsreported a 2.1% rise in underlying sales at its Primark clothing business in the Christmas quarter, a slowdown from growth of 8% in the previous quarter. Premier Foods sales rose 14.4% in Q3. The group said in its trading statement that it is well on track to deliver on previously upgraded expectations for the full year.

Netflix

Over in the US, Netflix is scheduled to report earnings on Tuesday after the close of US markets. The street expects earnings of $2.20 per share on revenue of $8.71 billion. Netflix's performance in the third quarter of 2023 was remarkable. The company achieved an impressive 8% growth in revenue, with a net addition of 8.76 million paid memberships. For Q4, Netflix had previously said it anticipated the continuation of robust user growth momentum. The net addition of paid memberships is projected to be close to the previous quarter, potentially with another 8–9 million new subscribers. In November 2022, Netflix will introduce a cheaper ad-tier subscription. And more recently, it cracked down on password sharing. These two measures remain under investor scrutiny.

Also expected today: Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, and Verizon Communications. All these stocks are session stocks on the IG platform.

This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients. See full non-independent research disclaimer and quarterly summary.

Seize your opportunity

Deal on the world’s stock indices today.

  • Trade on rising or falling markets
  • Get one-point spreads on the FTSE 100
  • Unrivalled 24-hour pricing

See opportunity on an index?

Try a risk-free trade in your demo account, and see whether you’re on to something.

  • Log in to your demo
  • Try a risk-free trade
  • See whether your hunch pays off

See opportunity on an index?

Don’t miss your chance – upgrade to a live account to take advantage.

  • Get spreads from one point on the FTSE 100
  • Trade more 24-hour indices than any other provider
  • Analyse and deal seamlessly on smart, fast charts

See opportunity on an index?

Don’t miss your chance. Log in to take your position.

Live prices on most popular markets

  • Equities
  • Indices
  • Forex
  • Commodities
website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All share prices are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

" >


Prices above are subject to our website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All share prices are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Prices above are subject to our website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

Plan your trading week

Get the week’s market-moving news sent directly to your inbox every Sunday. The Week Ahead gives you a full calendar of upcoming economic events, as well as commentary from our expert analysts on the key markets to watch.


For more info on how we might use your data, see our privacy notice and access policy and privacy webpage.

You might be interested in…

Find out what charges your trades could incur with our transparent fee structure.

Discover why so many clients choose us, and what makes us a world-leading provider of spread betting and CFDs.

Stay on top of upcoming market-moving events with our customisable economic calendar.