UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,304.20 for up with +0.02% percent or +1.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,159.50 for up with +0.30% percent or +15.50 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,443.50 for up with +0.62% percent or +76.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,470.0 for up with +0.46% percent or +16.0 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks edged higher in early trade on Monday, taking their cue from a positive session in Asia following last week’s better-than-expected non-farm payrolls report.
At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was up 0.4% to 7,379.36, while the pound was flat against the dollar and the euro at 1.2891 and 1.1303, respectively.
Meanwhile, oil prices were in the black but off earlier highs, having rebounded from last week’s sell-off. West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude were up 0.2% to $44.30 a barrel and $46.79, respectively.
Despite the positive tone, Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell said equity markets “may face an uphill battle to keep hold of their momentum”, with little on the economic agenda.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,365.17 for up with 0.19% percent or +14.25 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,161.47 for up with +0.32% percent or +16.84 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,453.17 for up with +0.53% percent or +65.81 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 21,414.34 for up with +0.44% percent or +94.30 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,425.18 for up with +0.64% percent or +15.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,153.08 for up with of +1.04% percent or +63.61 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,080.98 for up with +0.76% percent or +151.89 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 25,500.06 for up with +0.63% percent or +159.21 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,212.63 with a loss of -0.17% percent or +5.32 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,715.64 for up with + 1.13% percent or +355.01 point at 12:15 PM .