19th Jan 2022. 7.44am
Morning Report – Wednesday 19th January
FTSE to open at 7,523 (-41 pts)
The bond market continued to dominate the narrative yesterday as US Treasury yields kept climbing with markets pricing-in four rate hikes this year.
On Wall Street, the rise in bond yields saw the ‘tech wreck’ raise its ugly head again with the Nasdaq composite index dropping more than 2%.
Overnight in Asia, stocks have mirrored the sell-off on Wall Street with Australia’s ASX 200 down more than 1% and Japan’s Nikkei 225 breaking to three-month lows.
While this morning’s UK inflation data hit a 30-year high, with the Consumer Price Index rising to 5.4% in December (year-on-year) – exceeding analyst expectations.
|S&P 500||-1.84%||Bearish for UK stocks|
|Hang Seng||-0.18%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|Gold||-0.01%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|AUD/JPY||-0.13%||Neutral for UK stocks|
|US 10yr Yield||+59pts||Bearish for UK stocks|
We mentioned in yesterday’s Morning Report that price action had indicated that we may see a retracement and that’s exactly what we got.
How deep the retracement goes remains to be seen, but clear reference levels include the broken 5th Jan swing highs at 7,533 and the ascending trendline.
|BHP Group (BHP)|
|UK Economic Announcements|
|07:00 Consumer Price Index (YoY)(Dec)|
|14:15 BoE’s Governor Bailey speech|
|International Economic Announcements|
|07:00 (EUR) Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (YoY)(Dec)|
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This research is prepared for general information only and should not be construed as any form of investment advice.