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The FTSE 100 is called to open 33 points higher at 7092. Stocks in Asia tracked a strong U.S. session after earnings handed investors a welcome distraction from rising yields and trade tensions. The dollar ticked higher and Treasuries were steady. Japanese, Chinese and Australian shares rose, helping lift the MSCI Asia Pacific Index of shares, which last week touched its lowest since May 2017. Chinese shares fluctuateds. Earnings cheer continued after the U.S. close, with profit at Netflix Inc. trouncing estimates. Ten-year Treasury yields traded around 3.16 percent. Oil edged higher amid simmering tensions between the Saudi Arabia and the U.S. over the disappearance of a prominent journalist. Hong Kong markets shut for a holiday Wednesday. Better results at the start of earnings season from the likes of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Netflix offered investors some breathing space from worries about the jump in benchmark Treasury yields to seven-year highs. Minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting should offer more clues Wednesday on the outlook for policy tightening into next year. Also helping sentiment this week was a budget agreement in Italy.
Global equity markets have come under pressure in the last week or so, reminding investors of the sharp, albeit short-lived, correction we saw in the early part of this year.
It may not seem like it but markets are in a holding pattern at the moment as the tectonic plates of change grind ever onwards. This week’s Diary focuses on what the short term traders are up to, snippets of information from the inside pages and the challenges of being in business.
Many global equity markets have suffered a small but sharp setback in recent days on a combination of tightening monetary policy, the unknown impact of US trade sanctions and a degree of complacency among some investors.
Get the inside view from Quilter Cheviot Investment Director, David Miller, in this award-winning weekly diary.
Winner, Wealth Manager of the Year– City of London Wealth Management Awards 2017
Gold Rating, Diary of a Fund Manager - Portfolio Adviser Wealth Manager Awards 2017
Winner, Outstanding Achievement - City of London Wealth Management Awards 2016