Next Weeks At A Glance

FNArena will wind up for the year as of today. Service will begin to ramp up again from January 7 and full service will resume from January 14. The website will remain accessible over the break.

Events to note for tomorrow are US durable goods and PCE inflation data and a final revision of September quarter GDP.

Locally the changes to S&P/ASX index components announced last week will come into effect.

Bridge Street and Wall Street will both have abbreviated sessions on Monday. Japan and Germany are closed. All western markets are closed on Tuesday and most on Wednesday but not the US.

The ASX has an abbreviated session on New Year’s Eve, Germany will be closed, and all western markets are closed on New Year’s Day.

The usual run of US data releases can be expected from December 27, including the December non-farm payrolls number on January 4. Given holiday interruptions, global manufacturing and services PMI release are spread across late December/early January.

China will release trade numbers on January 7 and the US and Australia on January 8.

Best to note BHP Group ((BHP)) goes ex-special dividend on January 10.

For more details, note that the FNArena calendar remains accessible thought the break.

So it’s goodnight from me and it’s goodnight from him.

Have a good one.

Greg Peel

About Greg Peel

Greg Peel joined Macquarie Bank in 1986 and acquired trading experience in equities, currency, fixed income and commodities derivatives, ultimately being appointed director of equity derivatives trading. He later published In With The Smart Money (a plain English guide to the mysterious world of financial markets and derivatives) and acted as a consultant to boutique investment funds. In 2004 Greg joined FNArena as a contributing writer. He is now a director and principal of the company. Greg compliments the journalistic background of the FNArena team with lengthy experience as a financial markets proprietary trader.

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