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20th Dec 2021. 7.40am

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Morning Report – Monday 20th December

FTSE to open at 7,136 (-134 pts)

Asian stocks and oil have fallen heavily overnight as surging Omicron cases threatened to drag on the global economy into the New Year…

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index has broken to new lows for the year, despite China cutting its lending benchmark loan prime rate (LPR) in a bid to prop up growth in its slowing economy.

Looking ahead, this week’s economic calendar is very thin on the ground as the wind-down to Christmas begins…

We have European consumer confidence data on Tuesday, followed by UK GDP and US consumer data on Wednesday.

S&P 500-1.03%Bearish for UK stocks
Hang Seng-2.06%Bearish for UK stocks
Gold+0.15%Neutral for UK stocks
AUD/JPY-0.70%Bearish for UK stocks
US 10yr Yield-1.38%Bullish for UK stocks
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Having finished the week above the support zone, the FTSE’s futures have taken a tumble overnight…

The cash market is set to open the week’s trading below support, and below last week’s lows. Should prices fail to fightback intra-day, it would setup a very bah humbug start to Christmas week!

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