UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,596.80 for up with +0.05% percent or +3.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,295.50 for up with +0.17% percent or +9.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,915.00 for up with +0.52% percent or +66.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,486.00 for up with +0.37% percent or +13.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks finished in the red following a steady start, weighed down by a stronger pound and a worse-than-expected reading on UK manufacturing.
The FTSE 100 ended the day down 0.52% at 7,648.10, retreating from last week, when the index ended the year at a record high of 7,687.77. At the same time, the pound was up 0.55% against the US dollar to 1.3594 – its high water mark of 2017 – and 0.37% higher versus the euro at 1.1282 as traders began to reposition for the New Year.
For the day the Dow are trading at 24,824.01 for up with +0.42% percent or +104.79 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,695.81 for up with +0.83% percent or 22.20 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,006.90 for up with +1.50% percent or +103.51 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 30,571.26 for up with +0.18% percent or +55.95 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,369.11 for up with +0.62% percent or +20.78 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,886.28 for up with +0.22% percent or +74.02 point at 12:15 PM.