The bullish movement in the stock market is gaining speed, and Bitcoin ETFs are closer than they might seem. What do we need to know for the next trading week?
European equities pause
On Monday, European equities got off to a weak start after two winning weeks, with cyclical shares among the biggest divers, while M&A was still in focus.
Stocks in some competitors of Carillion edged up right after the long-struggling construction and support services company suddenly collapsed, with financial institutions refusing to lend it money any more.
Among Carillion rivals, Serco rallied 3.4%, Interserve gained 1.9%, Balfour Beatty edged up 0.2%, while Kier Group inched up 0.3%.
While the STOXX has seen a firm start to this year and has demonstrated its highest readings since August 2015, diving energy and banking equities kept the index in negative territory. Meanwhile, a stronger common currency contributed to this pressure.
The STOXX 600 index slumped 0.1%, Euro zone blue chips headed south 0.1%. As for so-called cyclical equities, whose revenues appear to be the most sensitive to the strength of the EU economy, they have become the sector winners in 2018.
On Wednesday, September 22, Microsoft will be holding a product launch. The event starts at 18:00 GTM + 3.
Every year in early autumn Apple holds its event where it presents new iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads. This year wasn’t an exclusion. But yesterday’s presentation didn’t result in Apple stock growth, and here’s why.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.