UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,666.80 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -15.40 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,528.50 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -10.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 13,556.00 for up with +0.01% percent or +1.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,658.00 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -1.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The pound notched up a 19-month high against the dollar on Today to keep a lid on gains for London stocks as easyJet and a group of healthcare stocks led the march higher.
The FTSE 100 added just over 16 points or 0.2% to close at 7,731.83, while the FTSE 250 was essentially flat at 20,671.20.
Sterling spiked above $1.40 overnight and then again late on London’s session, a level last seen before the Brexit vote in June 2016, but quickly fell back slightly to 1.3978, while it was down more than 0.2% against the euro at 1.1380.
For the day the Dow are trading at 26,210.81 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -3.79 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,839.13 for up with +0.22% percent or +6.16 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,460.29 for up with +0.71% percent or +52.26 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,940.78 with a loss of -0.76% percent or -183.37 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 32,994.54 for up with +0.19% percent or +63.84 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,559.47 for up with +0.37% percent or +12.96 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 36,192.69 for up with +0.15% percent or +52.71 point at 12:15 PM.