Mercifully, the local earnings season is officially over as of today. There are a couple of reprobates reporting next week, but otherwise we can call it a wrap. FNArena will provide summaries and assessments next week.
From the micro, attention will now turn rapidly to the macro with the release of Australia’s June quarter GDP on Wednesday. Ahead of that we’ll see input numbers for company profits and inventories and the current account, including the terms of trade.
Monthly data due next week include ANZ job ads, retail sales, house prices, housing finance and trade, along with the monthly manufacturing, services and construction PMIs.
The RBA will meet on Tuesday if deemed necessary.
Monday is manufacturing PMI day/night across the globe, with service PMIs following on Wednesday, except for the US, which will be a day late given the Labor Day holiday.
The holiday sees US markets closed on Monday.
US data through the week include construction spending, trade, factory orders, the private sector jobs report and the non-farm payrolls report.
The corporate calendar is nevertheless next week dominated by stocks going ex-dividend, and basically there are lots of them. Indeed September is a month choc-o-block with ex-divs.