The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,212.20 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -40.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,595.20 with a loss of -0.43% percent or -24.30 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,222.50 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -18.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,500.00 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -2.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday, taking their cue from downbeat sessions in the US and Asia amid geopolitical concerns.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 14 points lower at 7,277.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson noted that European stocks slipped back again on Tuesday, along with US markets after US President Donald Trump’s “rather political” speech at the United Nations, where he tore into China, Iran and the World Trade Organisation, and said that the future belongs to patriots rather than globalists.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,257.02 with a loss of –0.47% percent or –34.41 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,590.31 with a loss of –0.68% percent or –38.01 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,254.12 with a loss of -0.43% percent or -50.98 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,807.77 with a loss of –0.53% percent or –142.22 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,966.60 with a loss of –0.84% percent or –25.18 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,993.63 with a loss of –1.46% percent or -118.83 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,020.15 with a loss of –0.36% percent or –78.69 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,950.82 with a loss of –1.26% percent or –330.18 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,955.43 with a loss of –1.00% percent or –29.91 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,762.49 with a loss of –0.86% percent or –334.65 point at 12:15 PM.