The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,364.50 up with +0.30% percent or +21.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,369.20  up with +0.41% percent or +21.70 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,103.80  up with +0.42% percent or +51.10 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,386.00 up with +0.42% percent or +14.00 point.


Data released by the US Department of Labor earlier showed that non-farm payrolls rose by 75,000 in May, falling short of the consensus forecast for a rise of 190,000. Meanwhile, gains for the previous two months were revised down by a combined 75,000.

Average hourly earnings also missed economists’ forecasts, with the year-on-year rate of increase slipping from 3.2% to 3.1%.

Despite the positive tone, analyst Neil Wilson was wary about getting too carried away. He pointed out that “one swallow does not make a summer” and “a poor print every few months does not mean the US economy is on the cusp”.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,361.18  up with +0.40% percent or +29.24 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,364.05 up with +1.62% percent or +85.63  point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,045.38  up with +0.77% percent or +92.24 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,983.94 up  with +1.02% percent or +263.28 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,873.34 up with +1.05% percent or +29.85 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,742.10  up with +1.66% percent or +126.55 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,134.42  up with +1.20% percent or +249.71 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,531.86 up with +2.10% percent or +566.58   point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,852.13 up with +0.86% percent or +24.33 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,670.32  up with +0.14% percent or +54.42 point at 12:15 PM.