4th Feb 2022. 7.41am
Morning Report – Friday 4th February
FTSE to open at 7,575 (+46 pts)
The Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates by a quarter point yesterday to 0.5%, the first tightening of monetary policy in consecutive meetings since 2004…
The central bank also warned that UK households face the worst squeeze on their disposable incomes for at least 30 years.
In the US, stocks on Wall Street traded lower after disappointing earnings reports from Facebook parent Meta with the shares plunging 26% – the biggest one-day loss in market since records began!
Overnight in Asia, the Hang Seng’s first trading session since the Lunar New Year celebrations has kicked off with a bang and the index is up more than 3%.
|S&P 500||-2.44%||Bearish for UK stocks|
|Hang Seng||+3.23%||Bullish for UK stocks|
|Gold||+0.13%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|AUD/JPY||-0.19%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|US 10yr Yield||+54pts||Bullish for UK stocks|
Wednesday’s small bearish pin-bar was met with a BoE induced sell-off, but we did see the futures fight back in after hours trading due to a late relief rally on Wall Street.
The market is now consolidating just beneath last week’s swing highs…
|Airtel Africa (AAF)|
|International Economic Announcements|
|(07:00) Factory Orders (GER)|
|(10:00) Retail Sales (EU)|
|(13:30) Non-Farm Payrolls (US)|
|(13:30) Unemployment Rate (US)|
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