FTSE Futures Morning Update on 18 December

UK PRE MARKET

The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,451.80 for up with +0.28% percent or +20.60 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,409.20 for up with +1.26% percent or +67.20 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 13,259.50 for up with +1.23% percent or +160.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,587.00 for up with +1.04% percent or +37.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

London stocks were set for a firmer open on Monday, buoyed by a positive session in the US.

The FTSE 100 was expected to open nine points higher at 7,499.

CMC Markets analyst David Madden said: “US equity markets finished on a positive note last week as the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 all set fresh-record high as optimism is running high the US will pass the tax reform proposals. It is possible that US law makers will vote on the tax reform this week.

 

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,516.58 for up with +0.35% percent or  +26.15 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,411.57 for up with +1.16% percent or  +62.27 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 13,257.69 for up with +1.18% percent or +154.13 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow are trading at 24,651.74 for up with  +0.58% percent or +143.08 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,675.81 for up with +0.90% percent or +23.80 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,936.58 for up with +1.17% percent or +80.06 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,901.77 for up with +1.55% percent or +348.55 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 29,050.41 for up with +0.70% percent or  +202.30 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,267.92 for up with +0.05% percent or +1.79 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,601.68 for up with +0.41% percent or  +138.71 point at 12:15 PM.

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