NY Open: Twenty pounds of headlines
Markets started the day in a confusion of incoming news as ECB chatter met with trade talk updates and US macro data. EURUSD took it on the chin and dropped from 1.1270 to 1.1235.
Head of Equity Strategy, Saxo Bank Group
Summary: The Q4 earnings season continues at high speed this week with around 340 companies reporting earnings out of the 2,000 companies we track during the period.
Moving to Europe, the initial picture was grim with negative earnings growth. However, as the earnings season progresses, STOXX 600 companies have delivered more upbeat numbers and the aggregate number is now showing positive earnings growth.