The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,238.80 up with +0.20% percent or +14.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,823.00 with a loss of -0.82% percent or -48.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,088.30 up with +0.18% percent or +22.90 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,668.00 up with +0.16% percent or +6.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks dipped on today, with Tullow Oil under the cosh after a disappointing update, as investors eyed a busy week that includes rate decisions from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, the UK general election and the Sino-US trade deadline.
The FTSE 100 was down 0.08% at 7,233.90 while the pound was up 0.12% against the US dollar at 1.3156 and 0.1% firmer versus the euro at 1.1891, boosted by the latest poll from Survation, which showed the Tories enjoyed a 14-point lead.
Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell said that while the moves in sterling were “meagre”, it was enough to send cable to a fresh seven-month high of $1.3170 and put the currency at a 31-month high against the euro.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,233.90 with a loss of –0.080% percent or –5.76 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,837.25 with a loss of –0.59% percent or –34.66 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,105.61 with a loss of -0.46% percent or –60.97 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,909.60 with a loss of –0.38% percent or –105.46 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,135.96 with a loss of –0.91% percent or –9.95 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,621.83 with a loss of –0.40% percent or –34.70 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,410.19 with a loss of –0.088% percent or –20.51 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,456.59 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –38.14 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,917.45 up with +0.10% percent or +2.97 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,327.09 with a loss of –0.40% percent or –0.40% point at 12:15 PM.