The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,380.00 with a loss of -0.73% percent or -54.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,560.24 up with +0.45% percent or +24.68 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,378.00 up with +0.13% percent or +16.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,474.00 up with +0.35% percent or +12.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks nudged tentatively higher in early trade on Friday following a solid performance on Wall Street, with the mood tempered somewhat by escalating tensions between the US and Iran.
But the mood in London was less buoyant as investors mulled a New York Times report late on Thursday that US President Trump had approved military strikes on several Iranian targets but then pulled back from launching the attacks.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,454.65 up with +0.41% percent or +30.21 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,558.63 up with +0.42% percent or +23.07 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,385.10 with +0.24% percent or +0.24% point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,753.17 up with +0.94% percent or +249.17 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,954.18 up with +0.95% percent or +27.72 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,051.34 up with +0.80% percent or +64.02 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,258.64 with a loss of -0.95% percent or -204.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,473.71 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -76.72 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,001.98 up with +0.50% percent or +14.86 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,258.37 with a loss of -0.87% percent or -343.26 point at 12:15 PM.