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?
FTSE 100 is stuck in holding pattern, with record maximum in sight
On Wednesday, British equities traded in tight ranges because market participants waited for fresh catalysts to push the markets up and break into new record territory.
The FTSE 100 index UKX slumped 0.1% being worth 7,534.49, which is 0.2% below the record maximum reached on May 26.
The London benchmark has recently been spurred by a dip in the British pound as well as by renewed confidence that Prime Minister Theresa May might hold onto her cabinet’s support for her Brexit initiatives.
May told that the ball is currently in the EU’s court for moving talks along. The prime minister also stressed that the British government is preparing for the divorce negotiations, but they might fail and offer no Brexit deal.
Meanwhile, the currency pair GBPUSD tumbled to $1.3193, sliding from $1.3204 hit on Tuesday.
Equities of Mondi PLC MNDI slid 8.6% right after the packaging and paper group informed that underlying performance for 2017 is supposed to be a bit below market expectations.
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.
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.