The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,200.80 with 0.00% percent or -0.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,327.50 up with +0.17% percent or +9.00 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 11,980.50 up with +0.15%percent or +18.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,313.00 up with +0.18% percent or +6.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London’s blue chip stocks arrested their recent decline and outperformed their smaller siblings on Tuesday as resources companies provided a lift to offset a rise Italian and US bond yields.
The FTSE 100 finished up just over four points at 7,237.59, while the mid-caps of the FTSE 250 dropped 97 points or 0.5% to 19,549.6, close to a six-month low.
Sterling, which had earlier been in the red, made a late surge on reports of progress in Brexit talks. The pound was up 0.4% versus the dollar to 1.3144 and up 0.4% to 1.1441 on the euro, its highest against the single currency since mid June.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,430.57 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -56.21 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,880.34 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -4.09 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,738.02 up with +0.027% percent or +2.07 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,506.04 up with +0.16% percent or +36.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,290.83 up with +0.45% percent or +117.92 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,721.41 up with +0.015% percent or +0.40 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,677.65 up with +1.10% percent or+378.18 point at 12:15 PM.