UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,574.50 for up with +0.04% percent or +2.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,341.50 for up with +0.07% percent or +4.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,979.00 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -1.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,517.00 for up with +0.09% percent or +3.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks finished the session little changed as strength in miners helped to offset the positive tone in the pound, although trading volumes and news were light heading into the new year.
The FTSE 100 edged up 0.03% to 7,622.88, having earlier breached Wednesday’s all-time intra-day high of 7,632.71.
Meanwhile, the pound was down 0.18% against the euro at 1.1250 and up 0.31% versus the dollar at 1.3444.
Analyst Henry Croft at Accendo Markets said: “The US dollar extending its sell-off, falling to its lowest level since 1 December, has aided the commodities rally, while growth barometer copper trading a fresh four-year high has sparked confidence that global economic growth will be broadly positive in 2018.”
For the day the Dow are trading at 24,837.51 for up with +0.26% percent or +63.21 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,687.54 for up with +0.18% percent or +4.92 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,950.16 for up with +0.16% percent or +10.82 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,764.94 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -19.04 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 29,936.95 for up with +0.25% percent or +73.24 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,307.17 for up with +0.33% percent or +10.79 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,997.62 for up with +0.44% percent or +149.59 point at 12:15 PM.