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The Week Ahead

Read about upcoming market-moving events and plan your trading week

Week commencing 22 July

Chris Beauchamp's insight

US gross domestic product (GDP) data for quarter 2 (Q2), plus flash purchasing managers index (PMIs) from around the globe, are the economic events to watch this week. Earnings come thick and fast from around the world, including Tesla, Ford and General Motors in the US, plus UK banks Lloyds and NatWest, along with French luxury titan LVMH.

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Economic reports

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

1.30pm – US Chicago Federal Reserve (Fed) nat’l activity index (June): expected to rise to 0.3 from 0.18. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – eurozone consumer confidence (July, flash): index to rise to -13.6 from -14. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (June): sales forecast to rise 3% from a -0.7% fall in May. Markets to watch: USD crosses

1.30am – Japan PMI (July, flash) Markets to watch: JPY crosses

7am – German consumer confidence (August): index to rise to -19.5. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

8.30am – German PMI (July, flash): manufacturing PMI to rise to 44.2 from 43.5. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

9.30am – UK PMI (July, flash): manufacturing PMI expected to rise to 52.5 from 52.3, and services PMI to rise to 52.3 from 52.1. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

2.45pm – Bank of Canada rate decision: rates expected to remain unchanged at 4.75%. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

2.45pm – US PMI (July, flash): manufacturing PMI forecast to rise to 52.4 from 51.6, and services to rise to 55.4 from 55.3. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US new home sales (June): sales forecast to rise 2% MoM from -11.3%. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 19 July): stockpiles fell by 4.87 million barrels in the previous week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

9am – German IFO business climate index (July): previous reading 88.6. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US durable goods orders (June) GDP (Q2, advance reading), initial jobless claims (w/e 20 July): orders forecast to rise 2.1% from 0.1%. GDP forecast to rise 2.5% from 1.4%. Claims expected to rise to 245K after rising sharply to 243K in the preceding week. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

1.30pm – US PCE price index (June): prices forecast to rise 0.1% Month-over-month (MoM) and 2.5% year-over-year (YoY), from 0% and 2.6%, and core PCE to rise 0.2% MoM from 0.1%. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Monday

1.30pm – US Chicago Fed nat’l activity index (June): expected to rise to 0.3 from 0.18. Markets to watch: USD crosses


Tuesday

10am – German ZEW index (July): expected to fall to 46. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US retail sales (June): forecast to rise 0.1% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

1.30pm – Canada CPI (June): prices forecast to rise 2.9% YoY. Markets to watch: CAD crosses


Wednesday

1.30am – Japan PMI (July, flash) Markets to watch: JPY crosses

7am – German consumer confidence (August): index to rise to -19.5. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

8.30am – German PMI (July, flash): manufacturing PMI to rise to 44.2 from 43.5. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

9.30am – UK PMI (July, flash): manufacturing PMI expected to rise to 52.5 from 52.3, and services PMI to rise to 52.3 from 52.1. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

2.45pm – Bank of Canada rate decision: rates expected to remain unchanged at 4.75%. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

2.45pm – US PMI (July, flash): manufacturing PMI forecast to rise to 52.4 from 51.6, and services to rise to 55.4 from 55.3. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US new home sales (June): sales forecast to rise 2% MoM from -11.3%. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 19 July): stockpiles fell by 4.87 million barrels in the previous week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI


Thursday

9am – German IFO business climate index (July): previous reading 88.6. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US durable goods orders (June) GDP (Q2, advance reading), initial jobless claims (w/e 20 July): orders forecast to rise 2.1% from 0.1%. GDP forecast to rise 2.5% from 1.4%. Claims expected to rise to 245K after rising sharply to 243K in the preceding week. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses


Friday

1.30pm – US PCE price index (June): prices forecast to rise 0.1% MoM and 2.5% YoY, from 0% and 2.6%, and core PCE to rise 0.2% MoM from 0.1%. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Company announcements

Monday
22 July

Tuesday
23 July

Wednesday
24 July

Thursday

25 July

Friday
26 July

Full-year earnings

Half/ Quarterly earnings

Ryanair,
Verizon
LVMH,
Sthree,
Tesla,
UPS,
Visa,
General Motors
Reckitt Benckiser,
Aston Martin Lagonda,
IBM,
AT&T,
Ford
Lloyds,
Unilever,
British American Tobacco,
ITV,
Anglo American,
AstraZeneca
NatWest

Trading update*

Compass,
Wickes
easyJet Dow Chemical,
Northrop Grumman,
Abbvie

Dividends

FTSE 100: SSE

FTSE 250: Pennon, Qinetiq, Foresight Solar, City of London Inv Trust, HICL Infrastructure, Bankers Inv Trust

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
22 July
Tuesday
23 July
Wednesday
24 July
Thursday
25 July
Friday
26 July
Monday
29 July
FTSE 100 1.77
Australia 200
Wall Street
US 500 0.08 0.05 0.38 0.07 0.24
Nasdaq 0.98 0.20 1.57
Netherlands 25
EU Stocks 50 0.8
China H-Shares
Singapore Blue Chip
Hong Kong HS50
South Africa 40
Italy 40
Japan 225 2.1

* Please note these can change without notice

1 Dividend adjustments due to be posted on a bank holiday will usually be posted on the previous working day

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