Week Ahead: Election, Brexit risk to continue?

Week Ahead

The US Presidential race should be behind us and investors will turn their attention to the specific policy implications, however Donald Trump does not seem to want to go without a fight. Will markets really care if the final result remains in doubt for a little longer? So far, the mood has been risk-on as the Senate stays Republican. Meanwhile, Brexit trade talks will be of crucial importance to sterling and UK equities as time runs out for a deal. 

 Will Donald Trump leave without a fight? 

 Probably not, but does it matter? At the time of writing, Donald Trump looked odds on to lose the election, but he does not seem to want to go without a legal fight. The president will try every avenue but it’s unclear whether anything can stop Joe Biden becoming president. Markets reacted last week to a Blue White House and Red Senate with relief – it’s good for growth stocks like big tech, less good for value stocks. 

Brexit 

Time is ticking – GBP crosses are susceptible to significant headline risk but for cable 1.30 remains the anchor point. Both sides want a deal, but neither wants one at all costs. If anything, you might say that the economic damage and fiscal-monetary response actually provides cover for a no-deal exit. The informal meeting of heads of state in Berlin scheduled for Nov 16th, by which point Macron, Merkel et al will want to have a text to sign off, is going to be the focus point but stay ready for headlines crossing before. 

Top Economic Data This Week

On the economic data front, most of it is backwards looking now Europe has gone into lockdown and the US is coping with the fallout from the presidential election. Keep eyes on the UK GPD print, whilst the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will make its interest rate call on Wednesday. 

Open the economic calendar in the platform for a full list of events.

Date  Time (GMT)  Currency  Event 
Mon Nov 9  5:00am  JPY  Leading Indicators 
  6:45am  CHF  Unemployment Rate 
  7:00am  EUR  German Trade Balance 
  9:30am  EUR  Sentix Investor Confidence 
  11:50pm  JPY  Bank Lending y/y 
    JPY  Current Account 
Tue Nov 10  12:01am  GBP  BRC Retail Sales Monitor y/y 
  12:30am  AUD  NAB Business Confidence 
  1:30am  CNH  CPI y/y 
    CNH  PPI y/y 
  7:00am  GBP  Claimant Count Change 
    GBP  Average Earnings Index 3m/y 
    GBP  Unemployment Rate 
  7:45am  EUR  French Industrial Production m/m 
  9:00am  EUR  Italian Industrial Production m/m 
  10:00am  EUR  ZEW Economic Sentiment 
    EUR  German ZEW Economic Sentiment 
  11:00am  USD  NFIB Small Business Index 
  3:00pm  USD  JOLTS Job Openings 
  6:01pm  USD  10-y Bond Auction 
  11:30pm  AUD  Westpac Consumer Sentiment 
  11:50pm  JPY  M2 Money Stock y/y 
Wed Nov 11  1:00am  NZD  Official Cash Rate 
    NZD  RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement 
    NZD  RBNZ Rate Statement 
  2:00am  NZD  RBNZ Press Conference 
  6:00am  JPY  Prelim Machine Tool Orders y/y 
  All Day  EUR  French Bank Holiday 
  All Day  CAD  Bank Holiday 
  All Day  USD  Bank Holiday 
  Tentative  GBP  NIESR GDP Estimate 
  11:50pm  JPY  Core Machinery Orders m/m 
    JPY  PPI y/y 
Thu Nov 12  12:01am  GBP  RICS House Price Balance 
  4:30am  JPY  Tertiary Industry Activity m/m 
  7:00am  EUR  German Final CPI m/m 
    GBP  Prelim GDP q/q 
    GBP  Construction Output m/m 
    GBP  GDP m/m 
    GBP  Goods Trade Balance 
    GBP  Index of Services 3m/3m 
    GBP  Industrial Production m/m 
    GBP  Manufacturing Production m/m 
    GBP  Prelim Business Investment q/q 
  9:00am  EUR  ECB Economic Bulletin 
  10:00am  EUR  Industrial Production m/m 
  All Day  EUR  Eurogroup Meetings 
  1:30pm  CAD  NHPI m/m 
    USD  CPI m/m 
    USD  Core CPI m/m 
    USD  Unemployment Claims 
  4:00pm  USD  Crude Oil Inventories 
  7:00pm  USD  Federal Budget Balance 
  9:30pm  NZD  BusinessNZ Manufacturing Index 
  9:45pm  NZD  FPI m/m 
Fri Nov 13  7:30am  CHF  PPI m/m 
  7:45am  EUR  French Final CPI m/m 
  All Day  EUR  ECOFIN Meetings 
  10:00am  EUR  Flash Employment Change q/q 
    EUR  Flash GDP q/q 
    EUR  Trade Balance 
  1:30pm  USD  Core PPI m/m 
    USD  PPI m/m 
  2:30pm  GBP  CB Leading Index m/m 
  3:00pm  USD  Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment 
    USD  Prelim UoM Inflation Expectations 
  3:30pm  USD  Natural Gas Storage 

 

Top Earnings Reports This Week

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Date  Company   
9-Nov  McDonald’s Corp.  Q3 2020 Earnings 
9-Nov  Softbank Corp.  Q2 2020 Earnings 
10-Nov  adidas  Q3 2020 Earnings 
10-Nov  Deutsche Post AG  Q3 2020 Earnings 
11-Nov  Tencent Holdings Ltd  Q3 2020 Earnings 
11-Nov  Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp  Q3 2020 Earnings 
11-Nov  Air Products and Chemicals Inc.  Q4 2020 Earnings 
11-Nov  Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd  Q3 2020 Earnings 
12-Nov  Walt Disney  Q4 2020 Earnings 
12-Nov  Cisco Inc.  Q1 2021 Earnings 
12-Nov  Siemens AG  Q4 2020 Earnings 
12-Nov  Deutsche Telekom AG  Q3 2020 Earnings 
12-Nov  Merck KGaA  Q3 2020 Earnings