UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,405.50 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -34.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,089.0 with a loss of -0.71% percent or -36.50 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,042.80 with a loss of -0.82% percent or -99.70 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,419.0 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -25.0 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set for a downbeat open on Monday as worries about North Korea gathered pace after it tested a hydrogen bomb over the weekend.
The FTSE 100 was expected to open 12 points lower at 7,426.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “The weekend has once again been dominated by a provocation from North Korea after the country conducted yet another nuclear test, prompting the now habitual political condemnation from the US, South Korea and Japan, along with a pretty blunt statement from US defence secretary James Mattis that while the US is not looking to the total annihilation of North Korea it “has many options to do so.”
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,438.50 for up with +0.11% percent or +7.88 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,123.26 for up with +0.74% percent or +37.68 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,142.64 for up with +0.72% percent or +86.80 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 21,987.56 for up with +0.18% percent or +39.46 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,476.55 for up with +0.20% percent or +4.90 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,435.33 for up with +0.10% percent or +6.67 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,508.25 with a loss of –0.93% percent or –183.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,705.04 with a loss of –0.89% percent or –248.12 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,379.58 for up with +0.37% percent or +12.46 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,642.16 with a loss of –0.78% percent or –250.07 point at 12:15 PM .