The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,308.20 with a loss of -0.76% percent or -56.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,651.20 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -8.30 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,433.00 up with +0.16% percent or +20.40 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,536.00 up with +0.23% percent or +8.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks looked set to fall at the open on Friday following gains in the previous session, as investors continued to eye Sino-US trade developments.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 30 points lower at 7,326.
Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, said: “On the US-China front, some progress is being made in trade negotiations. Recently, we have seen President Trump softening his stance against China, bringing the possibility of a temporary deal on the table. And given that the two countries are still far from achieving a full agreement, a provisional solution should give a significant relief to investors and send the US equities to fresh record highs.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,335.92 with a loss of – percent or –18.88 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,656.63 with a loss of – percent or –2.51 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,443.95 with a loss of -0.08% percent or –5.94 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,094.79 with a loss of – percent or –52.29 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,006.79 up with + percent or +0.060 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,182.88 up with + percent or +5.49 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,079.09 up with + percent or +34.64 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,443.58 with a loss of – percent or –25.37 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,006.45 up with + percent or +7.17 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,921.04 up with + percent or +1,827.57 point at 12:15 PM.