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AxiTrader Analyst, James Hughes looks ahead to next week

After what has been a huge few days for markets with highlights including non farm payrolls and rate calls from both the UK and US, next week looks a little quieter.

However we do have Chinese trade balance data set for release on Wednesday. This can be a tricky number to trade, but last month we saw the surplus build as imports fell in the wake of tariff restrictions. The upshot was broad based support for global equities.

It’s worth bearing in mind that as the world’s second largest economy, if China sneezes, we could all end up catching a cold.

Revised UK Q2 GDP data on Friday will also be one to watch. After Mark Carney’s caution over the country’s economic outlook on Thursday, a downward revision here would validate that view – and potentially give the pound another beating, too.

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Please note this article does not constitute investment advice. Investors are encouraged to do their own research beforehand or consult a professional advisor.

Michael Morton

Michael Morton

Michael has worked within the Financial Industry for more than 20 years. Starting out as a financial analyst, he has extensive experience working with fund management groups and brokerages.

With an interest in Stocks and Shares, Funds, ETFs and Commodities, his investment focus is medium to long term gains, with the objective of financial security on retirement, and building wealth for his young children for their adult life. His broker of choice is Hargreaves Lansdown.

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