FTSE Futures Morning Update on 24 Jan. 2020

The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,489.80 up with +0.04% percent or +3.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,007.50 up with +0.06% percent or +3.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,482.00 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -3.80 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,750.00 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The FTSE 100 ended the day down 0.85% at 7,507.67, and the FTSE 250 was off 1.02% at 21,540.56.

Sterling was mixed against its major pairings, last falling 0.32% against the dollar to $1.31, but rising 0.14% on the euro to €1.1865.

Concerns around the Wuhan strain of coronavirus continued to dampen sentiment, as Chinese authorities shut down more cities in a bid to stem the spread of the disease as around 400 million citizens travel to their home provinces for the Lunar New Year holiday.

YESTERDAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,507.67 with a loss of –0.85% percent or –64.25  point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,971.79 with a loss of –0.65% percent or –39.18 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,388.42 with a loss of  –0.94% percent or –127.33  point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 29,160.09 with a loss of –0.090% percent or –26.18  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,325.54 up with +0.11% percent or +3.79 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,402.48 up with +0.20% percent or  +18.71 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,827.18 up with +0.13% percent or +31.74   point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,949.64 up with +0.15% percent or +40.52  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,976.53 with a loss of –2.75% percent or –84.23 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,514.00 up with +0.31% percent or +127.60 point at 12:15 PM.

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