The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,315.30 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -25.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,521.71 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -6.62 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,196.20 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -40.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,428.00 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -8.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The FTSE 100 was up 0.12% at 7,416.69, while the pound was dipping by 0.15% against the US dollar to 1.27236 and was 0.34% lower versus the euro at 1.1172, while the second-tier index was off by 01.3% at 19,299.68.
Relations between the US and Iran were very much in focus after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that “significant” sanctions on Iran would be announced on Monday.
Market participants were also looking ahead to the upcoming G20 scheduled for later during the same week, which would bring the Sino-US trade war back into the spotlight.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,416.69 up with +0.12% percent or +9.19 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,521.71 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -6.62 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,274.57 with a loss of -0.53% percent or -65.35 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,727.54 up with +0.031% percent or +8.41 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,945.35 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -5.11 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,005.70 with a loss of -0.32% percent or -26.01 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,193.81 with a loss of -0.43% percent or -92.18 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,161.20 with a loss of -1.23% percent or -351.80 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,983.09 with a loss of -0.83% percent or -25.06 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,222.75 up with +0.26% percent or +99.79 point at 12:15 PM.