The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,525.20 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -15.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,611.68 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -9.04 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,604.80 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -26.20 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,532.00 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -2.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks edged lower in early trade on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report, with miners under pressure.
At 0820 BST, the FTSE 100 was down 0.2% at 7,588.11, while the pound was flat against the dollar at 1.2577 and 0.1% firmer versus the euro at 1.1156.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “Today’s US payrolls report has the potential to upset the apple cart when it comes to whether or not we can expect to see a Fed rate cut later this month, and if we do whether it will be 25 or 50 basis points.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,587.78 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -16.24 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,613.17 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -7.55 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,622.08 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -0.06% point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,966.00 up with +0.93% percent or +248.57 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,995.82 up with +0.77% percent or +22.81 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,170.23 up with +0.75% percent or +61.14 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,746.38 up with +0.20% percent or +43.93 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,740.75 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -55.02 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,011.06 up with +0.19% percent or +5.81 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,557.34 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -350.72 point at 12:15 PM.