UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,391.00 up with +0.52% percent or +38.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,472.50 up with +0.48% percent or +26.00 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,390.50 up with +0.60% percent or +74.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,408.00 up with +0.62% percent or +21.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks looked set for a positive open on Friday, taking their cue from upbeat sessions in the US and Asia after the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 hit all-time highs a day earlier.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 24 points higher at 7,391, as worries about the trade conflict between the US and China eased.
CMC Markets analyst David Madden said: “The tariffs that were announced by both sides during the week were deemed to be not as harsh as originally suspected. The US in particular showed restraint, but that was partially so the Trump administration would have more ammunition should they feel it is required down the line. Now that the latest series of tariffs are out of the way, investors fell back into their bullish routine.”
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,656.98 up with +0.95% percent or +251.22 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,930.75 up with +0.78% percent or +22.80 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,028.23 up with +0.98% percent or +78.19 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,869.93 up with +0.82% percent or +195.00 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,888.55 up with +1.50% percent or +410.88 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,797.48 up with +2.50% percent or +68.24 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,794.22 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -327.00 point at 12:15 PM.