UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,480.50 for up with +0.01% percent or +1.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,263.50 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -6.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,684.50 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -1.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,546.0 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -3.0 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Wall Street was staging a mild bounce back on Wednesday ahead of a raft of key risk events on Thursday day, including former FBI boss James Comey’s testimony before a Senate panel, the UK general election and a meeting of the European Central Bank’s governing council.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 0.18% at 21,173.69, while the S&P 500 added 0.16% to 2,433.14 and the Nasdaq 100 was ahead 0.36% at 5,877.59.
“Comey’s testimony is crucial tomorrow,” said FXTM chief market strategist Hussein Sayed.
“While it’s known that many questions will remain unanswered, the biggest question remains to be whether the former FBI director will accuse the President of abusing his power to derail the FBI’s investigation and whether there’s any indication of potential links between Russia and the Trump election campaign.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,478.62 with a loss of –0.62% percent or –46.33 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,265.53 with a loss of –0.07% percent or –3.69 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,672.49 with a loss of-0.14% percent or –17.63 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 21,173.69 for up with +0.18% percent or +37.46 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,433.14 for up with +0.16% percent or +3.81 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,297.38 for up with a +0.36% percent or +22.32 point .
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,909.26 with a loss of –0.38% percent or –75.36 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 26,051.19 for up with +0.30% percent or +77.03 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,152.39 for up with +0.38% percent or +12.06 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,238.85 with a loss of –0.10% percent or –32.43 point as on 12:25 PM .