15th Mar 2021. 7.38am
Morning Report – Monday 15th March
FTSE to open at 6,778 (+17 pts)
It’s been a very quiet Asian session, despite a strong set of economic data from China…
China’s factory and retail sector activity surged in the first two months of the year, beating expectations, with year-on-year industrial production up 35.1% and retail sales jumping 33.8%. However, Asian stocks were largely unmoved by the data, with the Hang Seng and Nikkei trading flat on the day.
Our risk barometer isn’t giving any clues away either with, all asset classes seemingly still in sleepy Sunday mode.
|S&P 500||+0.10%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|Hang Seng||+0.06%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|Gold||-0.13%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|AUD/JPY||+0.09%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|US 10yr Yield||+0.22%||Neutral for UK stocks|
The FTSE futures price chart is perhaps our most significant pre-open reference point this morning.
Having closed just below the 6,800 February swing highs on Friday, the market flirted with breaking higher earlier this morning, only to swiftly drop back below resistance.
This battle at 6,800 resistance is going to be our key focus for the day.
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This research is prepared for general information only and should not be construed as any form of investment advice.