The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,265.80 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -10.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,736.50 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,911.50 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -17.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,608.00 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -5.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set for a muted open on Monday as investors mulled the prospect of a general election before Christmas and looked ahead to a policy announcement by the Federal Reserve.
The FTSE 100 was called to open six points lower at 7,300.
CMC Markets analyst David Madden said: “Last night it was announced that a general election will be held on 12 December. The Conservative Party are polling well but Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party performed better than many expected in 2017, hence why some dealers are cautious.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,306.26 with a loss of 0.34% percent or –25.02 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,740.14 up with 0.17% percent or ++9.58 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,939.62 with a loss of –0.016% percent or –2.09 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,071.42 with a loss of –0.071% percent or –19.30 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,036.89 with a loss of –0.083% percent or –2.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,276.85 with a loss of –0.59% percent or –49.13 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,843.12 with a loss of –0.57% percent or –131.01 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,623.27 with a loss of –0.61% percent or –163.49 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,939.32 with a loss of –0.50% percent or –14.86 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,093.46 up with +0.66% percent or +261.62 point at 12:15 PM.