UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,551.00 up with +0.07% percent or +5.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,336.46 up with +0.17% percent or +9.26 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,348.00 up with +0.18% percent or +22.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,391.00 up with +0.18% percent or +6.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set for a downbeat open on Thursday, taking their cue from Wall Street, where shares reversed early gains to end sharply lower.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 26 points lower at 7,595.
London Capital Group analyst Jasper Lawler said: “Despite an early burst higher for the Dow following Trump’s turnaround on Chinese restrictions, the index surrendered its biggest daily gain in 4 months to close 165 points in the red. A selloff in tech stocks & financials overshadowing a rally in the energy sector.”
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,117.59 with a loss of -0.68% percent or -165.52 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,699.63 with a loss of -0.86% percent or -23.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,445.08 with a loss of -1.54% percent or -116.54 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,270.39 with a loss of – 0.0062% percent or -1.38 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,468.11 up with + 0.39% percent or +111.51 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,786.90 with a loss of -0.93% percent or -26.28 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,139.80 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -77.31 point at 12:15 PM.