The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,317.00 up with +0.34% percent or +25.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,670.20 up with +0.25% percent or +14.40 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,413.50 up with +0.26% percent or +31.60 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,548.00 up with +0.34% percent or +12.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set for a muted open on Monday as investors kept an eye on Sino-US trade developments and with the Supreme Court ruling on the prorogation of Parliament due.
The FTSE 100 was called to open three points lower at 7,342.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson pointed to the fact that US stocks closed lower on Friday.
“The reason for the late falls was renewed concerns over progress on US-China trade after Chinese officials abruptly cancelled a trip to Montana and Nebraska for talks over farming, though the failure to overcome the previous peaks in July may well have also prompted some end of week profit taking,” he said.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,360.98 with 0.22% percent or +16.06 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,690.78 up with +0.56% percent or +31.71 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,468.01 up with +0.083% percent or +10.31 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,935.07 with a loss of –0.59% percent or –159.72 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,992.07 with a loss of –0.49% percent or –14.72 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,117.67 with a loss of 0.80% percent or –65.21 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,079.09 up with +0.16% percent or +34.64 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,280.73 with a loss of –0.58% percent or –152.86 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,977.08 with a loss of –0.98% percent or ?29.37 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,410.93 up with +3.67% percent or +1,396.31 point at 12:15 PM.