The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,271.20 with a loss of -1.05% percent or -77.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,592.00 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -10.80 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,366.00 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -42.80 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,502.00 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -4.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “Geopolitical uncertainty is certainly nothing new in the Middle East, however even by recent standards, yesterday’s sharp rise in oil prices in the wake of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s production infrastructure, was a historic move. The size of the move has raised concerns that if sustained a rise in prices could prompt further weakness in a global economy already vulnerable to concerns about slowing demand.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,327.72 up with + percent or +10.03 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,601.12 with a loss of -0.020% percent or –1.10 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,366.91 with a loss of -0.11% percent or –18.25 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,076.82 with a loss of – percent or –142.70 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,997.96 with a loss of – percent or –9.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,153.54 with a loss of – percent or –23.17 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,001.32 up with + percent or +13.03 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,749.75 with a loss of – percent or –374.80 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,978.12 with a loss of – percent or –52.64 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,784.04 with a loss of – percent or –339.27 point at 12:15 PM.