UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,257.20 for up with +0.01% percent or +0.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,266.50 for up with +0.06% percent or +3.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,611.50 for up with +0.23% percent or +28.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,528.00 for up with +0.03% percent or +1.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
“Part of the UK index’s decline will stem from sterling’s rise,” said Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell, pointing out that the euro has taken a hit from the German election while the greenback is weakening on the back of US tensions with North Korea.
North Korea’s foreign Minister Ri-Yong accused the US on Monday of declaring war on the country, a statement the White House later dismissed as “absurd”.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,299.65 with a loss of –0.02% percent or –1.64 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,271.11 for up with +0.07% percent or +3.93 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,623.40 for up with +0.23% percent or +28.59 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 22,296.09 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –53.50 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,496.66 with a loss of –0.22% percent or –5.56 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,370.59 with a loss of –0.88% percent or –56.33 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,330.19 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -67.39 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,513.01 for up with +0.05% percent or +12.67 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,343.58 for up with + 0.06% percent or +2.03 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 31,599.76 with a loss of –0.08% percent or –26.87 point at 12:15 PM .