FTSE Futures Morning Update on 21 February 2019

The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,196.50 up with +0.08% percent or +6.10 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,194.00 up with +0.70% percent or +36.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 11,446.30  up with +0.19% percent or +22.20 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,264.50  up with +0.18% percent or +6.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

In currency markets, meanwhile, the pound was in “a bad mood” throughout most of the session, said Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell, highlighting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s claim that he “does not expect a breakthrough” from the latest Brexit discussions and the fact that three Tory MPs have defected from the party to join the headline-dominating Independent Group – a move that could hasten a general election.

Nonetheless, by the end of trading, Sterling had snapped back and was edging higher by 0.06% versus the US dollar to 1.3070 while against the single currency it had pared its losses to just 0.14% to 1.1503.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,228.62  up with +0.69% percent or +49.45 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,195.95  up with +0.69% percent or +35.43 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 11,401.97 up with +0.82% percent or +92.76 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,954.44 up with +0.24% percent or +63.12 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,784.70 up with  +0.18% percent or +4.94 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,489.07 up with +0.031% percent or +2.30 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,464.23 up with +0.15% percent or +32.74 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,578.20  up with +0.22% percent or +64.15 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,748.62   with a loss of -0.46% percent or -12.60 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,851.25 up with +0.27% percent or +94.99 point at 12:15 PM.

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