The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,181.00 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -21.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,918.80 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -3.20 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,230.50 with a loss of -0.39% or –47.60 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,212.00 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -10.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson set to announce a £5bn boost to infrastructure spending.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 20 points higher at 6,245, following a positive close on Wall Street.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “Last night’s rebound in US markets came about despite a warning from the WHO that the epidemic was running out of control and a continued rise in infection rates across a number of US states. There was also some concerns about second waves in China and South Korea, however these infection spikes came from a fairly low base.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,212.22 with a loss of –0.22% percent or –13.55 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 4,945.14 with a loss of –0.0063% percent or –0.0063% point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,243.36 up with +0.092% percent or +11.24 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,595.80 up with 2.32% percent or +580.25 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,053.24 up with +1.47% percent or +1.47% point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,874.15 with +1.20% percent or +116.93 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 22,288.14 up with 1.33% percent or +293.10 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,395.65 with 0.39% percent or +94.37 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,984.67 with +0.78% percent or +23.16 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,162.98 with 0.58% percent or +201.46 point at 12:15 PM.