The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,382.50 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -11.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,442.50 up with +0.13% percent or +7.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,028.00 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -14.60 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,378.00 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -2.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set for a firmer open on Monday, tracking a positive session in Asia as sentiment remained underpinned by strong Chinese export figures and US earnings at the end of last week.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 10 points higher at 7,447.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “In an Easter shortened week Asia markets have got off to a decent start taking their cues from easing concerns about Chinese data, and a strong end to the week for US markets. This looks set to translate into a positive start for European stocks this morning.”
Hewson said sterling is likely to remain becalmed now that a Brexit decision has been kicked into the long grass.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,412.30 up with +1.03% percent or +269.25 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,907.41 up with +0.66% percent or +19.09 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,984.16 up with +0.46% percent or +36.80 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,169.11 up with +1.37% percent or +298.55 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,916.30 up with +0.022% percent or +6.54 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,177.79 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -10.84 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,882.32 up with +0.30% percent or +115.21 point at 12:15 PM.