The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,146.80 up with +0.52% percent or +36.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,382.50 up with +0.77% percent or +41.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 11,705.50 up with +0.96% percent or +111.80 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,368.00 up with +0.90% percent or +30.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set for a muted open on Wednesday as investors eyed the release of the latest minutes from the US Federal Reserve.
The FTSE 100 was called to open five points lower at 7,120.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “Today’s minutes are likely to give markets an insight into the discussions over the need for a cut, with St. Louis Fed President James Bullard the main driver behind the decision to move given his dissent in June, when the Fed kept rates on hold.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,164.87 up with +0.56% percent or +39.87 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,382.96 up with +0.72% percent or +38.32 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 11,703.47 up with +0.45% percent or +52.72 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,962.44 with a loss of –0.66% percent or –173.35 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,900.51 with a loss of –0.79% percent or –23.14 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,948.56 with a loss of –0.68% percent or –54.25 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,618.57 with a loss of –0.28% percent or –58.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,280.85 up with +0.19% percent or +49.31 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,880.33 up with +0.011% percent or +0.33 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,226.81 with a loss of –0.27% percent or –101.06 point at 12:15 PM.