UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,311.80 for up with +0.44% percent or +32.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,085.50 for up with +0.53% percent or +27.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,106.00 for up with +0.83% percent or +100.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,426.0 for up with +0.79% percent or +27.0 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The price of gold hit a two-month high of $1284.87 an ounce as investors moved away from shares.
“Risk assets remain out of favour, as the threat of a conflict with North Korea pushes traders towards havens,” said Joshua Mahony, market analyst at IG.
The FTSE 100 was also affected by a number of major companies going ex-dividend.
BT Group, Anglo American and Lloyds Banking Group were all among the biggest fallers as their shares began trading without the right to the latest shareholder payout.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,309.96 with a loss of –1.08% percent or –79.98 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,060.92 with a loss of –1.06% percent or –54.31 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,014.06 with a loss of –0.00% percent or –0.24 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 21,858.32 for up with +0.07% percent or +14.31 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,441.32 for up with +0.13% percent or +3.11 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,256.56 for up with +0.64% percent or +39.68 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,537.10 with a loss of –0.98% percent or –192.64 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,215.23 for up with +1.23% percent or +331.72 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,236.77 for up with +0.88% percent or +28.23 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,466.43 for up with +0.81% percent or +252.84 point at 12:15 PM .