European Markets:  

EU markets closed higher with most major sectors other than Energy closing in positive territory. Banking stocks over performed the markets led by French bank giant BNP Paribas up 4%.The EUSXX600 closed the day up 0.22%. On the earnings front Uniliver.uk reported better than expected earnings yet the stock closed up only 0.5%. UK retail sales and EU Flash manufacturing PMI are the important news on the agenda Friday morning.

Earnings on the agenda Friday morning:  —

 

MarketsDAXCAC40FTSE
20.4.20170.09%1.48% 0.06%
3 Months23.7%25.64%25.04%
1 Year8.66%6.3%10.03%
    

 

 

                                                                                  MARKET MOVERS  

Societe General.fr2.8%Ashtead.uk-2.71%
BNP Paribas.fr3.96%Fresnillo.uk-1.81%
Airbus.de 3.33%      
 Vivendi.fr2.26%     
  Burberry.uk1.66%     

  

Forex & Commodities markets

FX markets went thru another inside day ahead of the French election with no major moves other than some Euro strength and JPY weakness vs majors. UK retail sales and EU Flash manufacturing PMI are the important news on the agenda Friday morning.  

 

MarketGBPUSDUSDJPYEURJPYEURUSDGOLDOIL
20.4.20170.29% 0.4%0.45%0.06%-0.01%-0.12%
 USDCHFAUDUSDAUDJPYUSDCADSilverPLT
 0.04% 0.4%0.8% -0.08%-0.86%1.2%

Swing trades follow up –

AssetEntry pricePositionOpen profitDate triggeredStop lossRemarks today
HSBC.uk6.25700-4520/45.95New position
Fiat.it9.6500704/49.47 Stopped out
Silver17.420012017/317.3 
EURJPY116.220.860718/4115.89 
Burberry.uk15.975001219/416.4 
Agrekko.uk10.740011673/89.41 
       
JPN2251952310011763/319684 
DAX123264112631/312381 
       
OPEN PROFIT  4288$