UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,632.20 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -17.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at +0.42% for up with +22.00 percent or +0.42% point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,926.50 for up with +0.69% percent or +88.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,498.00 for up with +0.46% percent or +16.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
IG analyst Chris Beauchamp said: “The FTSE 100’s record-breaking run continues, with the index making the most of the festive lull in news and volumes to push to a new all-time high. This comes even as the pound moves above $1.35, indicating that, for now at least, investors see much more to the index than just currency weakness. The same cannot be said for Europe, which continues to flounder. Here, the prospect of the ECB moving to €30bn rather than €60bn a month in QE purchases, despite being well-telegraphed, appears to be diminishing the appeal of one of the popular trades of 2017.
For the day the Dow are trading at 24,719.22 with a loss of -0.48% percent or -118.29 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,673.61 with a loss of -0.52% percent or -13.93 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,903.39 with a loss of -0.67% percent or -46.77 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 30,489.14 for up with +1.89% percent or +566.70 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,348.33 for up with +1.24% percent or +41.15 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,797.31 with a loss of -0.05% percent or -15.44 point at 12:15 PM.