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Week Ahead: Fed set to cut rates
Your essential guide to the week ahead
The Federal Reserve is widely anticipated to cut interest rates this week, but there are still big unanswered questions that would help the markets understand the longer-term plan.
1) Will the FOMC cut by 50bps or 25bps? Markets suggest a roughly 25% chance for a 50bps cut.
2) Is this an insurance cut or the start of a sustained easing cycle? While Jerome Powell has signalled a cut in July, it’s lot less clear whether we should expect more cuts are we progress through the latter part of 2019.
Earnings season continues and Apple is the main focus for traders this week.
Analysts are broadly bullish on Apple ahead of the results – check the Analyst Recommendations tool in the platform for more information.
Boris first week
Britain’s new prime minister enjoys his first full week at the helm. The market will be wondering if there is any likelihood for changes to Brexit deals and deadlines based on his initial talks with the EU. Sterling pairs should remain on edge.
Bank of England
The Bank of England is still shackled by Brexit – and all the related uncertainty – but it increasingly seems to be moving with the rest of the world. Instead of the next move likely to be a hike, it looks much more likely the central bank is leaning towards cutting interest rates. We’ll find out more on Thursday at noon, UK time.
Coming shortly after the Fed meeting these payroll numbers will be scrutinised as closely as ever. Job creation bounced back last month, dampening expectations for a 50bps cut – another strong print, combined with improving wage growth, may tell the market that the Fed is not under pressure to do any further easing
We’re in the thick of earnings season, so let’s look at the releases in the coming week:
Ryanair – Q1 2020 Earnings
Apple – Q3 Earnings
Samsung – Q2 Earnings
Pfizer Inc – Q2 Earnings
Proctor & Gamble – Q4 Earnings
Sony – Q1 2020 Earnings
Bayer – Q2 Earnings
BP Plc – Q2 Earnings
General Electric – Q2 Earnings
Airbus SE – Q2 Earnings
Kraft-Heinz – Q2 Earnings
Spotify – Q2 Earnings
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Fiat Chrysler – Q2 Earnings
BAE Systems Plc – Q2 Earnings
Shell Plc – Q2 Earnings
Rio Tinto – Q2 Earnings
General Motors – Q2 Earnings
BMW AQ – Q2 Earnings
Barclays Plc – Q2 Earnings
Royal Bank of Scotland – Q2 Earnings
Berkshire Hathaway – Q2 Earnings
ExxonMobil Corp – Q2 Earnings
BT Group Plc – Q1 202 Earnings
Coming up on XRay this week. Tune in Live or watch on catch up.
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