17th Mar 2022. 7.45am
Morning Report – Thursday 17th March
FTSE to open at 7,299 (+7 pts)
Stocks on Wall Street rallied yesterday after the US Federal Reserve made clear its intentions to fight inflation…
The US central bank raised its main interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point for the first time since 2018, and increased the number of potential rate hikes this year in its ‘dot plot’.
Overnight in Asia, Chinese stocks rallied for a second consecutive day after China’s Financial Stability and Development Committee promised “substantial measures” to shore up growth and flagged other supportive actions.
Looking ahead, we have the interest rate decision and policy statement from the Bank of England.
|S&P 500||+2.24%||Bullish for UK stocks|
|Hang Seng||+6.28%||Bullish for UK stocks|
|Gold||+0.37%||Bearish for UK stocks|
|AUD/JPY||+0.27%||Bullish for UK stocks|
|US 10yr Yield||+41pts||Bearish for UK stocks|
The FTSE broke and closed above Monday’s inside day highs – taking the FTSE back within touching distance of the descending trendline which has been in place since the start of the Ukraine war.
|Ceres Power (CWR)|
|Harbour Energy (HBR)|
|Empresaria Group (EMR)|
|Tribal Grp. (TRB)|
|Helios Towers (HTWS)|
|TransGlobe Energy (TGL)|
|UK Economic Announcements|
|(12:00) Bank of England Minutes|
|(12:00) BoE Interest Rate Decision|
|(12:00) Monetary Policy Summary|
|International Economic Announcements|
|(12:30) Philadelphia Fed Index (US)|
|(12:30) Housing Starts (US)|
|(12:30) Retail Sales (US)|
|(12:30) Initial Jobless Claims (US)|
|(13:15) Industrial Production (US)|
|(13:15) Capacity Utilisation (US)|
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