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The Week Ahead

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

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Week commencing 4 April

Chris Beauchamp’s insight

The first full week of April begins in a quieter fashion, and even the Fed minutes this week might not provide much news, given the amount of commentary from committee members since then. While the RBA is set to leave rates unchanged, any discussion around potential policy will be of note for AUD pairs. It is a sparse earnings calendar this week, but things will become busier from next week onwards as the next US earnings season gets underway. FTSE traders should be aware of the sizeable slab of 100 and 250 members going ex-dividend this week.

 

 

Economic reports

  • Weekly view

Monday

7am – German trade balance (February). Markets to watch: EUR crosses

Tuesday

5.30am – RBA rate decision: rates expected to remain at 0.1%. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

1.30pm – US trade balance (February): deficit to fall to $87 billion. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US ISM non-mfg PMI (March): index to rise to 58 from 56.5. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Wednesday

3pm – Canada Ivey PMI (March): expected to rise to 61 from 60.6. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 1 April): stockpiles fell by 3.5 million in the previous week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

7pm – FOMC minutes: these will cover the discussion around the first rate rise since 2018 and the outlook for more. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Thursday

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 2 April): claims to rise to 205K. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Friday

6am – Japan consumer confidence (March): index to fall to 34. Markets to watch: JPY crosses

1.30pm – Canada employment report (March): employment rare to hold at 5.5%. Markets to watch: CAD crosses

 

Company announcements

 

 

Monday
4 April

Tuesday
5 April

Wednesday
6 April

Thursday
7 April

Friday
8 April

Full-year earnings

 

  Hilton Foods    

Half/ Quarterly earnings

 

  DX Group   Conagra,
Constellation Brands
 

Trading update

 

Homeserve,
Moonpig
Topps Tiles,
Lookers
   

 

 

Dividends

FTSE 100: DS Smith, Barratt Developments, Smurfit Kappa, Lloyds, Howden Joinery, Abrdn, Aviva, Mondi PLC, Melrose, Rentokil, Smiths Group

FTSE 250: Grafton, IMI, Man, Vistry, Direct Line, Domino’s Pizza, Quilter, Savills, TP Icap, Harbour Energy, Softcat, Int’l Public Partnerships, Rotork

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
4 April
Tuesday
5 April
Wednesday
6 April
Thursday
7 April
Friday
8 April
Monday
11 April
FTSE 100     9.34      
Australia 200     0.1   0.1 0.1
Wall Street 9.1   7.6      
US 500 0.73 0.02 0.06 0.33    
Nasdaq 3.03   0.06 0.33    
Netherlands 25            
EU Stocks 50   2.0   3.0    
China H-Shares            
Singapore Blue Chip       6.8    
Hong Kong HS50            
South Africa 40   226.4        
Italy 40            
Japan 225            

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