UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,374.50 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -3.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,187.00 for up with +0.26% percent or +13.50 point . The DAX F utures are trading at 12,260.50 for up with +0.06% percent or +7.90 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,479.0 for up with +0.17% percent or +8.0 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
European stocks ended higher on Wednesday as investors sifted through more earnings and eyed the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 index closed up 0.5% at 382.74, France’s CAC 40 rose 0.6% to 5,190.17 and Germany’s DAX finished up 0.3% at 12,305.11.
The Federal Reserve policy announcement is due at 1900 BST amid expectations there will be no change to interest rates.
FXTM research analyst Lukman Otunuga said markets will be paying very close attention to see if the policy statement offers any fresh details on how and when the Federal Reserve plans to normalise its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,452.32 for up with +0.24% percent or +17.50 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,190.17 for up with +0.56% percent or +29.09 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,305.11 for up with +0.33% percent or +40.80 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 21,711.01 for up with +0.45% percent or +97.58 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,477.83 for up with +0.03% percent or +0.70 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,422.75 for up with +0.16% percent or +10.57 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,079.64 for up with +0.15% percent or +29.48 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,162.53 for up with +0.82% percent or +221.51 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,247.46 with a loss of –0.01% percent or –0.22 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 32,647.93 for up with +0.82% percent or +265.47 point at 12:15 PM .