FTSE Futures Morning Update on 24 October

UK PRE MARKET

The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,497.50 for up  with +0.32% percent or +24.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,396.50 for up with +0.48% percent or  +26.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,987.80  with a loss of   -0.07% percent or -9.20 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,601.0   with a loss of 0.03% percent or -2.0   point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

London stocks were set to open a little lower on Tuesday, taking their cue from a downbeat session on Wall Street.

The FTSE 100 was expected to open 14 points lower at 7,510.

CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “Even US stocks struggled to build on last week’s gains, slipping back for the first time in six days, despite posting new record highs first.

“This late slide in US markets looks set to translate into a negative open for European markets this morning as investors weigh up the risks that political fragmentation could start to translate into a slowdown in the economic recovery story that has so far characterised this year in Europe.”

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,526.21 for up with +0.02% percent or  +1.76 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,402.96 for up with +0.30% percent or  +16.39 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 13,005.91 for up with +0.02% percent or +2.77 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow are trading at 23,273.96  with a loss of –0.23% percent or –54.67 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,564.98 with a loss of –0.40% percent or –10.23 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,586.83  with  a loss of –0.64% percent or –42.23 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,805.17 for up with +0.50% percent or +108.52 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,171.46  with a loss of –0.47% percent or  –134.42 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,388.25 for up with +0.22% percent or  +7.55 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,575.34 for up with +0.21% percent or +68.62 point at 12:15 PM.

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