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6th May 2022. 7.26am

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Morning Report – Friday 6th May

FTSE to open at 7,498 (-5 pts)

The Bank of England (BoE) warned yesterday that the UK economy will slide into recession this year as higher energy prices push inflation above 10% – a forecast that sent sterling to a two-year low.

While across the pond, the US ‘tech wreck’ kicked back into gear yesterday with the Nasdaq plunging -5% and the S&P 500 tumbling more than -3%.

Overnight in Asia, the Hang Seng has dropped back towards its April lows as China reinforced its zero-COVID policy which could hit growth hard.

Looking ahead, we have April’s non-farm payroll numbers hitting our screens this afternoon and Regency account holders will receive our Non-Farm Payrolls Preview later this morning.

S&P 500-3.56%Bearish for UK stocks
Hang Seng-3.51%Bearish for UK stocks
Gold-0.11%Neutral for UK stocks
AUD/JPY+0.02%Neutral for UK stocks
US 10yr Yield+101ptsBearish for UK stocks
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Yesterday’s price action saw the FTSE touch the top of the wedge and then retreat back to the bottom of the wedge on the BoE’s dour UK economic outlook.

We’ll be watching closely to see if the FTSE ends the week by breaking below the wedge.

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