UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,470.50 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -11.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,484.50 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -9.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 13,204.50 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -10.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,648.0 for up with +0.03% percent or +1.0 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks ended the session slightly higher, underpinned by a weaker pound and well-received US GDP data and third-quarter earnings from RBS.
The FTSE 100 ended up by 0.25% or 18.53 points at 7,505.03, while the pound was down 0.34% against the dollar at 1.3114 and 0.22% stronger versus the euro at 1.1319.
IG analyst Joshua Mahony said: “Despite fading towards the close, the FTSE has enjoyed yet another day in the green, following on from yesterday’s welcome recovery. The focus for the day has been on the dollar, which has had an incredible run, with the dollar index breaking into a three-month high thanks to euro weakness and the continued outperformance of US economic data.
For the day the Dow are trading at 23,434.19 for up with +0.14% percent or +33.33 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,581.07 for up with +0.81% percent or +20.67 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,701.26 for up with +2.20% percent or +144.49 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,011.67 for up with +0.01% percent or +3.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,370.62 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –68.23 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,390.34 with a loss of –0.77% percent or –26.48 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,308.44 for up with +0.46% percent or +154.32 point at 12:15 PM.