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18th Feb 2022. 7.19am

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Morning Report – Friday 18th February

FTSE to open at 7,547 (+10 pts)

Stocks on Wall Street sank lower yesterday while safe haven assets rallied, as Biden said Putin was on the brink of invading Ukraine within several days.

In contrast, safe haven assets rallied with gold rallying towards last summer’s highs, bond prices rallied (yields fell), and the Japanese Yen also strengthened.

Overnight in Asia, we’ve seen an easing of some of the risk aversion with gold and the Japanese yen dropping back, but Asian stocks have weakened.

S&P 500-2.12%Bearish for UK stocks
Hang Seng-1.16%Bearish for UK stocks
Gold-0.42%Bullish for UK stocks
AUD/JPY+0.49%Bullish for UK stocks
US 10yr Yield-66ptsBullish for UK stocks
Regency Risk Barometer Snapshot

Yesterday’s price action saw the FTSE press down into the inside day pattern lows – a level which coincides with short-term support.

Early trading on the futures has seen the market bounce from this support level.

FTSE 100 Daily Rolling Futures – Key Levels

FTSE 100 Daily Rolling Futures – Key Levels
Final Results
Natwest Grp (NWG)
Pod Point (PODP)
TBC Bank Group (TBCG)
Segro (SGRO)
Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG)
Interim Results
City Of London Investment (CTY)
Q4 Results
Natwest Grp (NWG)
UK Economic Announcements
(00:01) GFK Consumer Confidence
(07:00) Retail Sales
International Economic Announcements
(09:00) Current Account (EU)
(10:00) Consumer Price Index (EU)
(15:00) Existing Home Sales (US)
Today’s Financial Diary

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