The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,104.80 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -11.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,465.50 with a loss of -0.37% percent or -20.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 11,968.00 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -15.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,424.00 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -4.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday, with investors erring on the side of caution ahead of this week’s trade talks between the US and China.
At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was 0.3% weaker at 7,136.89, while the pound was down 0.2% against the dollar and the euro at 1.2310 and 1.1214, respectively.
Investors were mulling a report over the weekend suggesting that Chinese officials are increasingly reluctant to agree to a broad trade deal pursued by US President Donald Trump.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,138.11 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –17.27 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,468.12 with a loss of –0.37% percent or –20.20 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 11,975.48 with a loss of -0.31% percent or –37.33 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,573.72 up with +1.42% percent or +372.68 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,952.01 up with +1.42% percent or +41.38 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,982.47 up with +1.40% percent or +110.21 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,375.25 with a loss of –0.16% percent or –34.95 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,821.03 with a loss of –1.11% percent or –289.28 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,905.19 with a loss of –0.92% percent or –26.98 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,778.07 up with 0.28% percent or +104.76 point at 12:15 PM.