31st Dec 2021. 7.28am
Morning Report – Friday 31st December
FTSE to open at 7,370 (-33 pts)
Wall Street failed to hold onto its early session gains yesterday, closing near lows for the session as COVID-19 cases hit record highs in 20 different countries.
The World Health Organization has warned of an impending “tsunami” of infections as the highly transmissible coronavirus variant and the Delta strain circulate together.
Overnight, Asian stocks have bounced China’s factory activity unexpectedly accelerated in December. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 50.3 from 50.1 in November, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.
|S&P 500||-0.30%||Bearish for UK stocks|
|Hang Seng||+1.24%||Bullish for UK stocks|
|Gold||+0.27%||Bearish for UK stocks|
|AUD/JPY||+0.23%||Bullish for UK stocks|
|US 10yr Yield||-2.74%||Bullish for UK stocks|
The FTSE closed back below the November swing highs during yesterday’s session, signalling the market’s reluctance to maintain its breakout on thin festive volumes.
However, the pullback from highs has been low volatility in nature and this is a bullish sign which reduces the probability of a major ‘fakeout’ reversal pattern taking shape.
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