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Week commencing 9 September

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Chris Beauchamp’s insight

The ECB’s meeting dominates the week, with markets watching the central bank for signs of action to counter weak economic data across the eurozone and a German economy that is already in a manufacturing recession, and may already be in an overall one.

Earnings are fairly light, but Bovis Homes and Morrisons in the UK are worth watching out for.

Economic reports

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

7am – German trade balance (July): surplus to fall to €12.9 billion. Market to watch: EUR crosses

9.30am – UK trade balance (July), GDP (July): deficit of £2.3 billion expected, while GDP expected to grow 0.1% MoM and three month average to rise to -0.1%. Market to watch: GBP crosses

2.30am – Australia NAB business confidence (August): index to fall to 3. Market to watch: AUD crosses

2.30am – China CPI (August): prices expected to rise 2.7% YoY from 2.8%, while MoM it rises to 0.5% from 0.4%. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

9.30am – UK employment data: August claimant count to fall to 16K from 28K, while unemployment rate holds at 3.9%. Average earnings to rise 3.7% including bonus and 3.8% excluding bonus. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30am – Australia Westpac consumer confidence (September): index to fall to 98 from 100. Market to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm – US PPI (August): factory prices to rise 0.1% MoM. Market to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 6 September): stockpiles fell by 4.7 million barrels a week ago. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

7am – German CPI (August, final): prices to rise 1.4% YoY. Market to watch: EUR crosses

12.45pm – ECB decision (1.30pm press conference): the central bank may shift further towards easing policy, although it is expected to be tentative. The deposit rate is expected to be cut to -0.5% from -0.4%. Markets to watch: eurozone indices, EUR crosses

1.30pm – US CPI (August): prices to rise 1.8% YoY, and 0.1% MoM from 1.8% and 0.3% respectively, core CPI to rise 2.3% YoY from 2.2% and 0.2% MoM from 0.3%. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

2.30am – Australia unemployment (August): rate to fall to 5.1% from 5.2%. Market to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm – US retail sales (August): expected to rise 0.3% MoM. Market to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer confidence (September, preliminary): index to rise to 94 from 89.8. Market to watch: USD crosses

Monday

7am – German trade balance (July): surplus to fall to €12.9 billion. Market to watch: EUR crosses

9.30am – UK trade balance (July), GDP (July): deficit of £2.3 billion expected, while GDP expected to grow 0.1% MoM and three month average to rise to -0.1%. Market to watch: GBP crosses

Tuesday

2.30am – Australia NAB business confidence (August): index to fall to 3. Market to watch: AUD crosses

2.30am – China CPI (August): prices expected to rise 2.7% YoY from 2.8%, while MoM it rises to 0.5% from 0.4%. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

9.30am – UK employment data: August claimant count to fall to 16K from 28K, while unemployment rate holds at 3.9%. Average earnings to rise 3.7% including bonus and 3.8% excluding bonus. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

Wednesday

1.30am – Australia Westpac consumer confidence (September): index to fall to 98 from 100. Market to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm – US PPI (August): factory prices to rise 0.1% MoM. Market to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 6 September): stockpiles fell by 4.7 million barrels a week ago. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

Thursday

7am – German CPI (August, final): prices to rise 1.4% YoY. Market to watch: EUR crosses

12.45pm – ECB decision (1.30pm press conference): the central bank may shift further towards easing policy, although it is expected to be tentative. The deposit rate is expected to be cut to -0.5% from -0.4%. Markets to watch: eurozone indices, EUR crosses

1.30pm – US CPI (August): prices to rise 1.8% YoY, and 0.1% MoM from 1.8% and 0.3% respectively, core CPI to rise 2.3% YoY from 2.2% and 0.2% MoM from 0.3%. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Friday

2.30am – Australia unemployment (August): rate to fall to 5.1% from 5.2%. Market to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm – US retail sales (August): expected to rise 0.3% MoM. Market to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer confidence (September, preliminary): index to rise to 94 from 89.8. Market to watch: USD crosses

Company announcements

Monday 9 September

Tuesday 10 September

Wednesday 11 September

Thursday 12 September

Friday 13 September

Full-year earnings Galliford Try JD Wetherspoon
Half/Quarterly earnings

Ashtead,
Bovis Homes,
Cairn Energy,
JD Sports,
Hilton Food

SOCO International

Amerisur Resources,
Morrisons,
Safestore,
Adobe Systems

Sthree

Trading update

Dividends

Upcoming

FTSE 100: Melrose

FTSE 250: Oxford Instruments, Cineworld, BBA Aviation, Derwent London, Avast, Computacenter, Restaurant Group, Assura

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 9 September Tuesday 10 September Wednesday 11 September Thursday 12 September Friday 13 September Monday 16 September
FTSE 100 0.33
Australia 200 4.4 1.7 1.5 0.1 0.3 0.4
Wall Street 13.8
US 500 0.10 0.15 0.46 0.86 0.09 0.01
Nasdaq 0.79 1.29 0.11
France 40 0.2
Netherlands 25
EU Stocks 50
China H-Shares 0.6 15.9 2.5 5.3
Singapore Blue Chip 0.14
Hong Kong HS50 4.7 0.9 24.1 3.2 7.8 11.3
South Africa 40 125.8
Italy 40 2.2
Japan 225

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Week commencing 16 September

Chris Beauchamp’s insight

Hot on the heels of the ECB’s return to QE, we have meetings from the Fed, BoE and BoJ. Only the first of these is expected to be of much importance, since the bank is expected to cut rates again, but all three will be watched for dovish commentary.

Key data this week includes the German ZEW figure, UK CPI and eurozone consumer confidence. On the corporate front first-half numbers from Kingfisher and Next will be of interest to UK investors.

Economic reports

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

3am – China retail sales & industrial production (August): production to rise 5.2% YoY and sales to rise 7.9% YoY. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

1.30pm – US NY Empire State mfg index (September): forecast to fall to 4.6 from 4.8. Markets to watch: USD crosses

10am – German ZEW (September): economic sentiment to rise to -38 from -44.1. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

12.50am – Japan trade balance (August): exports to fall 2.2% YoY. Markets to watch: Yen crosses

9.30am – UK CPI (August): headline CPI to rise 1.9% YoY from 2.1%, and 0.6% MoM from 0%, while core CPI rises 0.5% MoM and 1.6% YoY from 0.1% and 1.9% respectively. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US housing starts & building permits (August): permits to fall 3% MoM and starts to rise 5.1% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (August): CPI to rise 1.7% YoY and 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 13 September): stockpiles fell by 6.9 million barrels a week earlier. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

7pm – FOMC decision: a rate cut is viewed as a certainty according to market pricing. However, the bigger question is how much of a cut, and what commentary will go with it. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

4am – BoJ rate decision: no change expected, but with other banks turning dovish the BoJ may issue some pertinent commentary. Markets to watch: Nikkei, Yen crosses

9.30am – UK retail sales (August): sales to fall 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

12pm – BoE decision: no change in policy expected, but the bank’s views on Brexit will be interesting to see. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 14 September), Philadelphia Fed index (September): claims to rise to 209K, and Philly Fed index to fall to 12 from 16.8. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (August): forecast to fall 0.8% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

12.30am – Japan CPI (August): forecast to be 0.5% YoY. Markets to watch: Yen crosses

3pm – US consumer confidence (September, flash): expected to fall to -8. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Monday

3am – China retail sales & industrial production (August): production to rise 5.2% YoY and sales to rise 7.9% YoY. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

1.30pm – US NY Empire State mfg index (September): forecast to fall to 4.6 from 4.8. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Tuesday

10am – German ZEW (September): economic sentiment to rise to -38 from -44.1. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

Wednesday

12.50am – Japan trade balance (August): exports to fall 2.2% YoY. Markets to watch: Yen crosses

9.30am – UK CPI (August): headline CPI to rise 1.9% YoY from 2.1%, and 0.6% MoM from 0%, while core CPI rises 0.5% MoM and 1.6% YoY from 0.1% and 1.9% respectively. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US housing starts & building permits (August): permits to fall 3% MoM and starts to rise 5.1% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (August): CPI to rise 1.7% YoY and 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 13 September): stockpiles fell by 6.9 million barrels a week earlier. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

7pm – FOMC decision: a rate cut is viewed as a certainty according to market pricing. However, the bigger question is how much of a cut, and what commentary will go with it. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Thursday

4am – BoJ rate decision: no change expected, but with other banks turning dovish the BoJ may issue some pertinent commentary. Markets to watch: Nikkei, Yen crosses

9.30am – UK retail sales (August): sales to fall 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

12pm – BoE decision: no change in policy expected, but the bank’s views on Brexit will be interesting to see. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 14 September), Philadelphia Fed index (September): claims to rise to 209K, and Philly Fed index to fall to 12 from 16.8. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (August): forecast to fall 0.8% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Friday

12.30am – Japan CPI (August): forecast to be 0.5% YoY. Markets to watch: Yen crosses

3pm – US consumer confidence (September, flash): expected to fall to -8. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Company announcements

Monday 16 September

Tuesday 17 September

Wednesday 18 September

Thursday 19 September

Friday 20 September

Full-year earnings


Kier

Smiths Group
Half/Quarterly earnings

Spire

French Connection,
Personal Group,
FedEx

Kingfisher

Lamprell,
Sound Energy,
Saga,
Next

Hurricane Energy

Trading update

Ocado

Babcock

Dividends

Upcoming

FTSE 100: none

FTSE 250: Sophos, Crest Nicholson, BCA, Unite, Drax, Equiniti, Rank Group, Playtech, Petrofac, Dunelm, Redrow, PPHE, Int’l Public Partnerships, Bakkavor, Sanne

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 16 September Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September Monday 23 September
FTSE 100
Australia 200 0.4 0.1 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.2
Wall Street
US 500 0.01 0.01 0.18 0.17 0.25
Nasdaq 0.97 0.05
France 40
Netherlands 25
EU Stocks 50 1.5
China H-Shares
Singapore Blue Chip
Hong Kong HS50 11.4 3.0
South Africa 40 170.6
Italy 40 69.1
Japan 225

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