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Week commencing 19 November

Chris Beauchamp, market analyst

Thanksgiving week in the US sees things calm down across markets, with some events moved earlier in the week as well.

Flash purchasing managers indices (PMIs) from the eurozone and the US, plus US durable goods, are the key events for the week, while notable earnings for the week include easyJet, Sage, United Utilities and Severn Trent.

Economic reports

Week commencing 19 November

Monday

None

Tuesday

1.30pm – US housing starts & building permits (October): permits to rise to 1.27 million and starts to rise to 1.23 million. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Wednesday

1.30pm – US durable goods orders (October): orders to fall 1.8% MoM, and excluding transport to rise 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – Univ of Michigan confidence survey (November): index to fall to 98.3 from 98.6. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 16 November): stockpiles to rise by 1.7 million barrels. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

Thursday

3pm – eurozone consumer confidence (November, flash): index to rise to -2.4 from -2.7. Market to watch: EUR crosses

Friday

8.15am – 9am – French, German, eurozone mfg & services PMIs (November, flash): these are expected broadly to improve over the past month, although some weakness in the German figures may hit the euro. Markets to watch: eurozone indices, EUR crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (October): inflation to rise 2.7% YoY from 2.2%, and rise to 0.1% from -0.4%. Market to watch: CAD crosses

2.45pm – US mfg & services PMI (November, flash): mfg PMI to rise to 56 from 55.7, while services PMI remains at 54.8. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Weekly view

Monday

None

Tuesday

1.30pm – US housing starts & building permits (October): permits to rise to 1.27 million and starts to rise to 1.23 million. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Wednesday

1.30pm – US durable goods orders (October): orders to fall 1.8% MoM, and excluding transport to rise 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – Univ of Michigan confidence survey (November): index to fall to 98.3 from 98.6. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 16 November): stockpiles to rise by 1.7 million barrels. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

Thursday

3pm – eurozone consumer confidence (November, flash): index to rise to -2.4 from -2.7. Market to watch: EUR crosses3pm – eurozone consumer confidence (November, flash): index to rise to -2.4 from -2.7. Market to watch: EUR crosses

Friday

8.15am – 9am – French, German, eurozone mfg & services PMIs (November, flash): these are expected broadly to improve over the past month, although some weakness in the German figures may hit the euro. Markets to watch: eurozone indices, EUR crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (October): inflation to rise 2.7% YoY from 2.2%, and rise to 0.1% from -0.4%. Market to watch: CAD crosses

2.45pm – US mfg & services PMI (November, flash): mfg PMI to rise to 56 from 55.7, while services PMI remains at 54.8. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Company announcements

Monday 19 Tuesday 20 Wednesday 21 Thursday 22 Friday 23

Full-year earnings

Diploma

Compass,

easyJet

Sage,

Marston’s

Half/Quarterly earnings

Aveva,

Electrocomponents,

Big Yellow,

Halma,

Homeserve,

SIG,

Telecom Plus,

Target,

Gap,

HP

Johnson Matthey,

United Utilities,

TalkTalk,

Babcock

Severn Trent,

MITIE,

Mothercare,

Majestic Wine

Fuller, Smith & Turner

Trading update

Kingfisher

Rotork,

Keller

Upcoming dividends (22 November)

FTSE 100: Imperial Brands, National Grid, Vodafone, DCC

FTSE 250: Tate & Lyle, 3i Infrastructure, B&M European Value Retail, Great Portland Estates

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 dividend adjustments

Monday 19 November Tuesday 20 November Wednesday 21 November Thursday 22 November Friday 23 November Monday 26 November
FTSE 100

9.74

Australia 200

0.2
Wall Street

9.2 6.1
US 500 0.20 0.22 0.12 0.32 0.02
Nasdaq 0.27 0.40 0.06
France 40
Netherlands 25
EU Stocks 50 0.9
China H-Shares
Singapore Blue Chip 0.06 0.06
Hong Kong HS50 6.3 0.7 8.4
South Africa 40
Italy 40
Japan 225

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