FTSE Futures Morning Update on 18 March. 2020

The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 4,979.80 up with -5.73% percent or -302.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 3,943.80 up with +1.79% percent or +69.30 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 8,436.50 with a loss of -4.81% percent or -426.30 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 2,310.00 with a loss of -4.58% percent or -111.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

London stocks had bounced back into the green by the close on Tuesday after a roller coaster session, amid growing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as cinema chains closed their doors and once-iconic retailer Laura Ashley fell into administration.

The FTSE 100 ended the day up 2.79% at 5,294.90, while the FTSE 250 fell 2.96% to 13,924.88.

Sterling was mixed against its major trading pairs, falling 1.56% against the dollar to $1.2079, while strengthening 0.3% on the euro to €1.1005.

YESTERDAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 5,294.90 up with 2.79% percent or +143.82 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 3,991.78 up with +2.84% percent or +110.32 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 8,939.10  with 2.25% percent or +196.85  point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 21,237.38 up with +5.20% percent or +1,048.86 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,529.19 with +6.00% percent or +143.06 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,334.78 up with +6.23% percent or +430.19  point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 16,726.55 with a loss of –1.68% percent or  ?284.98 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 22,418.44 with a loss of –3.63% percent or ?845.29 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,728.76 with a loss of –1.83% percent or ?50.88  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 29,401.38  with a loss of –3.85% percent or ?1,177.71 point at 12:15 PM.

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