FTSE Futures Morning Update on 20 March 2019

The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,211.80  with a loss of -0.47% percent or -34.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,397.20  up with +0.07% percent or +3.70 point. The DAX Futures is trading at  11,720.50 with a loss of -0.37%  percent or -43.00  point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,312.00 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -2.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

London stocks continuing to push higher on Tuesday as investors remained sanguine about Brexit uncertainty and mulled figures showing a drop in the rate of unemployment to its lowest level since 1975.

By the closing bell, the UK equity benchmark added almost 25 points or 0.3%to reach 7,324.00, the first time it has finished above the 7,300 level since 5 October. Any moves for the pound were wiped out by the early evening, at $1.3274 and €1.1693.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,324.00 up with +0.34% percent or +24.81 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,425.90 up with +0.24% percent or +13.07 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 11,788.41  up with +1.13% percent or +131.35  point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,887.38  with a loss of -0.10% percent or -26.72 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,832.57 with a loss of -0.013% percent or -0.37  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,723.95 up with +0.12% percent or +9.47 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,608.92 up with +0.20% percent or +42.07 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,369.41 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -96.87  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,089.86 with a loss of -0.036% percent or -1.12 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,354.16  with a loss of -0.031% percent or -12.00 point at 12:15 PM.

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