FTSE Futures Morning Update on 20 Nov. 2019

The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,296.20  with a loss of -0.18% percent or -13.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,909.05 with a loss of -0.35% percent or –20.73 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,164.00 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -35.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,680.00 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -10.00  point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The FTSE 100 was up 0.22% at 7,323.80, while the pound was down 0.2% against the US dollar and the euro at 1.2921 and 1.1671, respectively, ahead of a televised debate in which Prime Minister Boris Johnson went head-to-head with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“Given the double-digit lead for Boris Johnson’s Conservative party, there is a feeling that tonight’s debate is more likely to hinder that lead than enhance it. Johnson’s advisors largely kept him out of the spotlight during the leadership race back in July, and thus there is a worry for some that he could come unstuck when faced by a Labour grilling tonight.”

YESTERDAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,323.80 up with +0.22% percent or +16.10 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,909.05 with a loss of –0.35%  percent or –20.73 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,221.12 up with +0.11% percent or +14.11    point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 27,934.02 with a loss of –0.36% percent or –102.20 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,120.18  with a loss of –0.059% percent or –1.85 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,570.66 up with +0.24% percent or +20.72 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,148.57 with a loss of –0.62% percent or –144.08 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,903.11 with a loss of –0.70% percent or –190.69 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,911.05 with a loss of –0.78% percent or –22.94   point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,696.49 up with +0.56% percent or +226.79 point at 12:15 PM.

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