European Markets:  

EU markets traded sideways to new highs for the second day in a row ahead of the ECB press conference today. The EUSXX600 closed the day up 0.47%, with most major sectors closing the day in positive territory. Retail and Autos stocks were the leading sectors after better than expected results from Kering.fr, up 9.2% and Fiat up 9%. The ECB press conference and minimum bid rate at noon GMT are the important news on the agenda Thursday. 

Earnings on the agenda Thursday morning:  Persimmon.uk, Agrekko.uk, TPK.uk, Kuka.de, Orange.fr, Renault.fr.

 

Markets DAX CAC40 FTSE
26.4.2017 0.05% 0.19% 0.18%
3 Months 27.4% 29.77% 27.42%
1 Year 12.36% 10.43% 12.41%
       

 

 

                                                                                  MARKET MOVERS  

Kering.fr 9.2% BASF.de -1.05%
Vivendi.fr 1.31% BNP Paribas.fr  -1.72%
Deutsche Bank.de 2.33% GSK.uk -2.06%
Fiat.it 9%         
         

Forex & Commodities markets

FX markets traded mostly sideways after the rally in the Euro yesterday and ahead of the ECB press conference today. There is little chance of a change in the ECB policies following the French election however EU markets are geared up for the news today. The ECB press conference and minimum bid rate at noon GMT are the important news on the agenda Thursday.    

 

Market GBPUSD USDJPY EURJPY EURUSD GOLD OIL
26.4.2017 0.05%  -0.06% -0.23% -0.18% 0.28%  -0.56%
  USDCHF AUDUSD AUDJPY USDCAD Silver PLT
  -0.06%  -0.8% 0.82% 0.32% -0.61% -0.57%

Swing trades follow up –

Asset Entry price Position Open profit Date triggered Stop loss Remarks today
HSBC.uk 6.25 700 152 20/4 5.95  
EURCHF 0850 0.7 105 26/4 0875 New position
Silver 17.4 200 16 17/3 17.3  
Deutsche Bank.de 16.56 700 572 24/4 16.25  
BHP Billiton.uk 12.1 500 0 26/4 11.8 New position
Agrekko.uk 10.7 400 832 3/8 9.41  
Societe General.fr 50.32 400 -56 24/4 49.7 Stopped out
JPN225 19523 100 1153 3/3 19684  
DAX 12481 3 162 24/4 12540  
OIL 49.7 0.5 -195 14/4 50.1 Stopped out
OPEN PROFIT     2930$