The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,167.80 with +0.85% percent or +60.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,413.80 up with +0.53% percent or +28.80 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 11,810.50 up with +0.61% percent or +71.40 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,390.00 up with +0.47% percent or +16.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks looked set to rise at the open on Friday following a positive session in Asia, as investors eyed the Jackson Hole symposium.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 27 points higher at 7,155.
CMC Markets analyst David Madden said: “We will hear from Jerome Powell, the head of the Fed at 3pm (UK time) at the Jackson Hole Symposium, and the update will give us an insight into what the Fed might do come September.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,175.93 up with +0.67% percent or +47.75 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,412.44 up with +0.45% percent or +24.20 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 11,818.33 up with +0.61% percent or +73.88 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,252.24 up with +0.19% percent or +49.51 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,922.95 with a loss of –0.051% percent or –1.48 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,991.39 with a loss of –0.36% percent or –28.82 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,710.91 up with +0.40% percent or +82.90 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,188.50 up with +0.54% percent or +139.78 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,897.43 up with +0.49% percent or +13.99 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,612.10 up with +0.38% percent or +139.17 point at 12:15 PM.