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:  —

 

Markets DAX CAC40 FTSE
20.4.2017 0.09% 1.48%  0.06%
3 Months 23.7% 25.64% 25.04%
1 Year 8.66% 6.3% 10.03%
       

 

 

                                                                                  MARKET MOVERS  

Societe General.fr 2.8% Ashtead.uk -2.71%
BNP Paribas.fr 3.96% Fresnillo.uk -1.81%
Airbus.de  3.33%        
 Vivendi.fr 2.26%       
  Burberry.uk 1.66%      

  

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.  

 

Market GBPUSD USDJPY EURJPY EURUSD GOLD OIL
20.4.2017 0.29%  0.4% 0.45% 0.06% -0.01% -0.12%
  USDCHF AUDUSD AUDJPY USDCAD Silver PLT
  0.04%  0.4% 0.8%  -0.08% -0.86% 1.2%

Swing trades follow up –

Asset Entry price Position Open profit Date triggered Stop loss Remarks today
HSBC.uk 6.25 700 -45 20/4 5.95 New position
Fiat.it 9.6 500 70 4/4 9.47  Stopped out
Silver 17.4 200 120 17/3 17.3  
EURJPY 116.22 0.8 607 18/4 115.89  
Burberry.uk 15.97 500 12 19/4 16.4  
Agrekko.uk 10.7 400 1167 3/8 9.41  
             
JPN225 19523 100 1176 3/3 19684  
DAX 12326 4 1126 31/3 12381  
             
OPEN PROFIT     4288$