19th Mar 2021. 7.14am
Morning Report – Friday 19th March
FTSE to open at 6,731 (-48 pts)
We mentioned in yesterday’s Morning Report that the jump in US 10yr yields, which came in spite of the dovish Fed comments, might weigh on stocks and that was certainly the case during the US session…
The S&P 500 put in a sharp reversal – closing back below the February highs, and this negativity followed through into the Asian session with the Hang Seng trading back near its March lows.
Should the S&P close the week near yesterday’s low or lower, this week will represent a short-term inflection point for stocks.
|S&P 500||-1.48%||Bearish for UK stocks|
|Hang Seng||-2.02%||Bearish for UK stocks|
|Gold||+0.26%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|AUD/JPY||-0.04%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|US 10yr Yield||-1.65%||Bullish for UK stocks|
FTSE futures sank lower during US trading hours and this has set the cash market up for a bearish open.
All eyes are now on 6,705 support – a level which coincides with an ascending trendline. Should the market break this support level, a drop down into 6,600 looks the most likely scenario.
|Johnson Service (JSG)|
|Sanne Group (SNN)|
|James Fisher and Sons (FSJ)|
|Intertek Group (ITRK)|
|UK Economic Announcements|
|(00:01) GFK Consumer Confidence|
|(09:30) Public Sector Net Borrowing|
|International Economic Announcements|
|(07:00) Producer Price Index (GER)|
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This research is prepared for general information only and should not be construed as any form of investment advice.