UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,572.00 up with +0.45% percent or +34.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,457.00 up with +0.40% percent or +21.50 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,463.50 up with +0.57% percent or +71.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,441.00 up with +0.35% percent or +12.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
European stocks finished the session higher, but off their best levels, with Italy outperforming following a report that US President Trump has offered to help fund its public debt next year.
The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 index was up by 0.05% or 0.18 points at 383.56 and Germany’s DAX by 0.23% or 28.94 points to 12,394.52, while France’s CAC was 0.24% or 13.17 points firmer at 5,432.50.
Dragging on shares was a 0.77% jump in the euro’s value versus the US dollar to 1.16276 after the head of he US central bank said he saw no clear sign that inflation was accelerating above policymakers’ 2.0% target.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,790.35 up with +0.52% percent or +133.37 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,874.69 up with +0.62% percent or +17.71 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,945.98 up with +0.86% percent or +67.52 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,799.64 up with +0.88% percent or +197.87 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,270.32 up with +2.16% percent or +598.45 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,780.90 up with +1.89% percent or +51.47 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,687.55 up with +1.14% percent or +435.75 point at 12:15 PM.