Due out at 1400GMT today we have the release of the US consumer confidence numbers. The market is looking for 70.1 Vs last month’s 68.1 result. A worse than expected number will probably have a greater impact on markets today than a better than expected number as it will be a greater shock to the system.

CB Consumer Confidence

Not to be left out today, we also have the Richmond Fed manufacturing index (+2 exp Vs -6 prev) and US State Street investor confidence data with no forecast available for this one but last month came in at 93.6. Both are also due out at 1400GMT.