Thursday’s trading found both North American and European stock markets trading lower once again. Continuing acrimony coming out of Greece negotiations weighed on trading with some traders going to the sidelines and others reluctant to make big commitments either way with the potential for a big move on a decision but the direction a coin toss. It’s increasingly looking like this could all drag into the weekend which could leave traders exposed to gaps when trading resumes on Monday (Sunday afternoon in North America). Because of this, markets could be skittish today as traders position for what could be a volatile start to next week. Today brings some Asia Pacific news for traders to digest for the first time in a while with trade figures for New Zealand followed by employment and information for Japan. This could have a particular impact on trading in NZD and JPY pairs. Corporate News Nike $0.98 vs street $0.83 Micron $0.54 vs street $0.57, guides next Q sales to $3.45B-$3.70B below street $4.16B Economic News Significant announcements released overnight include: US jobless claims 271K vs street 273K US personal income 0.5% as expected US personal spending 0.9% vs street 0.7% US core PCE inflation 1.2% as expected US flash services PMI 54.8 vs street 56.5 US natural gas 75 BCF vs street 79 BCF Upcoming significant announcements include: 8:45 am AEST NZ trade balance street ($100M) 9:30 am AEST Japan unemployment rate street 3 3% 9:30 am AEST Japan consumer prices street 0.4% 3:00 pm AEST Singapore industrial production street (2.6%) 8:30 am BST Sweden trade balance previous SEK 5.7B 8:30 am BST Sweden retail sales street 4.2% 10:00 am EDT US UMichigan sentiment street 94.6 10:00 am EDT US UMichigan 1 yr inflation est previous 2.7% 1:00 pm EDT US Baker Hughes drill rig count previous 857 CMC Markets is an execution only service provider. The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only, and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.
New Zealand and Japan in focus today
00:00, 25 June 2015