UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,506.20 for up with +0.02% percent . The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,288.50 with a loss of -0.13% percent . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,601.20 with a loss of -0.09% percent. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,560.00 with a loss of -0.17% percent .
TODAY’s FACTORS AND EVENTS
European markets ended slightly lower amid thin trading volumes on account of the Ascension holiday in many countries, with investors ignoring gains on Wall Street as they digested the US central bank policy meeting minutes released overnight.
At the close, the Stoxx 600 was 0.08% lower at 392.04, alongside a dip of 0.21% in Germany’s Dax to 12,616.80 while the Cac-40 was slipping 0.15% to 5,333.34.
Meanwhile, euro/dollar was little changed, edging higher by 0.04% to 1.1221.
Overnight, the S&P 500 closed at a new record high, on an end of day basis, after what some traders and analysts – but certainly not all – appeared to interpret as a slightly ‘dovish’ set of US central bank policy meeting minutes.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,524.77 for up with +0.08% percent. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,337.16 with a loss of –0.08% percent. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,621.72 with a loss of –0.17% percent.
For the day the Dow are trading at 21,082.95 for up with +0.34% percent. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,415.07 for up with +0.44% percent. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,205.26 for up with +0.69% percent.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,686.84 with a loss of –0.64% percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 25,614.49 with a loss of –0.06% percent. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,110.06 for up with +0.07% percent. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 30,961.73 for up with +0.69% percent as on 12:37 PM .