The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,471.20 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -3.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,572.10 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -17.09 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,425.50 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -20.10 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,498.00 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -8.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks remained just a touch in the red at midday Tuesday, as investors digested the worst retail sales data on record and eyed a speech by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.
At 1200 BST, the FTSE 100 was down 0.014% at 7,548.24, while sterling was 0.41% weaker against the dollar at $1.2464 and 0.29% lower on the euro at €1.1128.
“Ahead of an appearance from Jerome Powell later this afternoon, the rate cut doubts that appeared last Friday, and came to dominate Monday’s trading, continued to be felt on Tuesday,” said Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell earlier.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,524.41 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -12.06 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,572.10 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -17.09 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,436.55 with a loss of -0.85% percent or -106.96 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,783.49 with a loss of -0.084% percent or -22.65 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,979.63 up with +0.12% percent or +3.68 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,141.73 up with +0.54% percent or +43.35 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,533.48 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -31.67 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,191.99 up with +0.27% percent or +75.71 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,915.30 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -12.93 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,558.15 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -172.67 point at 12:15 PM.