FTSE Futures Morning Update on 18 May

UK PRE MARKET

The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,767.00 up with +0.06% percent or+4.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,621.92 up  with +0.98% percent or +54.38 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 13,125.50 up   with  +0.18% percent or +24.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,551.00 with a loss of  -0.03%  percent or  -1.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

London stocks closed at a record high on Friday as a stronger oil price and stronger dollar combined with some well received results from Experian and National Grid.

The FTSE 100 closed at 7,779.49, a new record close, beating the closing high of 7,778.64 from 12 January but not surpassing the intraday record from that day, of 7,792.56. This was in spite of the pound rising around 0.26% against the dollar and euro to 1.3525 and 1.1455 respectively.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
 
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,787.97 up with +0.70% percent or +53.77 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,621.92 up with +0.98% percent or +54.38 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 13,114.61 up with +0.91% percent or +118.28 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 24,713.98 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -54.95 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,720.13  with a loss of -0.086% percent or  -2.33 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,382.47 with a loss of    – 0.21% percent or  -15.82 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,930.36 up with +0.40% percent or +91.99 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 31,091.44 up with +0.48% percent or  +149.29 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,187.91 up with +1.07% percent or +33.63 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,979.46 with a loss of -0.48% percent or  -169.66  point at 12:15 PM.

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