FTSE Futures Morning Update on 19 March

UK PRE MARKET

The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,059.00   with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,261.50 for up with +0.28% percent or +14.50 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,358.00  with a loss of -0.46% percent or -57.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,337.00   with a loss of -0.39% percent or -13.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

 London stocks finished the week with a second step higher, as financials and miners rose again to offset caution hitting the housebuilding and retail sectors.

By the close on Friday, the FTSE 100 was up by 24.38 points or 0.34% at 7,164.14. Asian markets were mixed and so was the overnight Wall Street session.

Sterling was fairly flat, at 1.1333 against the euro and up 0.1% on the dollar at 1.3952.

While there was tension in London over the fallout from the poisoning of a Russian defector and Brexit negotiations, the always eventful Trump White House was not weighing on market sentiment.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,164.14 for up with +0.34% percent or  +24.38 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,282.75 for up with +0.29% percent or  +15.49 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,389.58 for up with +0.36% percent or  +44.02 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow are trading at 24,946.51 for up  with +0.29% percent or +72.85  point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,752.01 for up  with +0.17% percent or  +4.68 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,481.99  with 0.00% percent or +0.25 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,480.90 with a loss of  -0.90% percent or  -195.61 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 31,532.19 for up with +0.10% percent or  +30.22 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,279.25 for up  with +0.29% percent or +9.37 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,989.00  with  a loss of -0.56% percent or – 187.00 point at 12:15 PM.

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