Market Updates 5/11/2018

ASX is looking at a negative opening trading session Monday with SPI currently down 5 points at 5811. This is on the back of negative closing in US markets and mixed closing in European markets.

In US, Dow Jones closed down 0,4%, S & P down 0.6% & Nasdaq closed down 1%. In Europe, FTSE down 0.3%, CAC closed up 0.3% & DAX closed up 0.4%.

There are nervous sentiment in the market with conflicting signals about the US & China trade war puts investors on the defensive edge. However there are positive signs in the US equities with 74% of S & P companies having reported, putting the index on pace for 24.9% blended earnings growth rate for the 3rd quarter. US market continuing to grow with Non-Farm numbers beating market expectation on Friday creating 250,000 jobs in October with unemployment rate remaining at 3.7%.

This week the market will be focusing on Australia’s cash rate on Melbourne Cup Day tomorrow and tipping for RBA to hold rates at 1.50% with US releasing its non-manufacturing PMI numbers and PPI numbers due out on Friday.  World will be watching US midterm election on Wednesday.

Please contact one of our Trading Specialists for further information & trading opportunities.



GBP – Services PMI


CAD – BOC Gov Poloz Speaks

USD – ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI

AUD – RBA Rate Statement


USD – Congressional Elections

NZD – Employment Change q/q, Unemployment Rate & Inflation Expectations q/q


NZD – Official Cash Rate, RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement & RBNZ Rate Statement


USD – FOMC Statement, Federal Funds Rate & PPI m/m

AUD – RBA Monetary Policy Statement

GBP – GDP m/m, Manufacturing Production m/m & Prelim Business Investment      q/q


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