17th Mar 2021. 7.44am
Morning Report – Wednesday 17th March
FTSE to open at 6,789 (-14 pts)
Markets are holding their breath ahead of today’s Fed meeting…
While no change in policy is expected, it is the FOMC economic projections and any comments relating to tackling the rise in bond yields that the traders will be most fixated on.
The market appears evenly divided on whether the Fed will signal that the first rate increase could come as early as 2023. Hence we’ll be keeping a close eye on the US 10-year treasury yield as we approach this afternoons announcement.
|S&P 500||-0.16%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|Hang Seng||-0.07%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|Gold||+0.20%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|AUD/JPY||-0.02%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|US 10yr Yield||+0.88%||Neutral for UK stocks|
The FTSE continues to coil beneath 6,800 and this isn’t too surprising given the focus on the Fed.
Yesterday’s price action was fully contained within Monday’s range – forming an ‘inside day’ pattern. This pattern signals volatility compression is usually followed by a directional move, so we could be in for a volatile day’s trading…
|Advanced Medical Solutions Group (AMS)|
|Kape Tech. (KAPE)|
|Mpac Group Plc (MPAC)|
|Science Sprt (SIS)|
|Tribal Grp. (TRB)|
|International Economic Announcements|
|(10:00) Consumer Price Index (EU)|
|(11:00) MBA Mortgage Applications (US)|
|(12:30) Building Permits (US)|
|(12:30) Housing Starts (US)|
|(12:30) Retail Sales (US)|
|(18:00) FOMC Economic Projections (US)|
|(18:00) Fed Rate Decision (US)|
|(18:00) Fed Monetary Policy Statement (US)|
|(18:00) Fed Press Conference (US)|
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