The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,357.20 with a loss of -0.00% percent or -0.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,460.50 up with +0.30% percent or +16.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 11,933.20 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -11.30 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,354.00 up with +0.00% percent or +0.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday as investors digested news of a Brexit extension to the end of October.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 23 points lower at 7,398.
Despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for an extension until 30th June, the EU agreed late on Wednesday to extend Article 50 until 31st October, with a review on progress in June.
London Capital Group analyst Jasper Lawler pointed out that the pound hardly flinched against the euro or the dollar, with the currency starting to look “rather numb” to all the Brexit drama.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,157.16 up with +0.025% percent or +6.58 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,888.21 up with +0.35% percent or +10.01 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,964.24 up with +0.69% percent or +54.97 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,711.38 up with +0.11% percent or +23.81 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,893.82 with a loss of -0.75% percent or -225.74 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,189.96 with a loss of -1.60% percent or -51.97 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,540.56 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -44.79 point at 12:15 PM.