The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,380.20 up with +0.83% percent or +60.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,629.20 up with +0.31%percent or +17.20 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,326.50 up with +0.15% percent or +18.10 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,530.00 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to open a little higher on Friday despite losses on Wall Street.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 10 points higher at 7,361.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson noted a positive close in European markets on Thursday, helped in part by the return of some optimism after China pledged to buy more US pork and soybean products.
“This was taken as a positive, in a week when the dominating narrative has been one of negatives, and pessimism around the trade story,” he said.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,416.66 up with +0.89% percent or +65.58 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,628.50 up with +0.14% percent or +7.93 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,332.93 with +0.36% percent or +42.17 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,891.12 with a loss of –0.30% percent or –79.59 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,977.62 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –7.25 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,030.66 with a loss of –0.58% percent or -46.72 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,878.90 with a loss of –0.77% percent or –169.34 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,959.16 with a loss of –0.32% percent or –82.77 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,932.17 up with +0.11% percent or +3.08 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,921.87 with a loss of –0.17% percent or –67.87 point at 12:15 PM.