The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 5,943.50 up with +1.23% percent or +72.10 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,866.50 up with +0.91% percent or +44.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,766.20 up with +0.56% or +71.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,202.00 up with +0.41% percent or +13.00 point.


The FTSE 100 ended the session up 0.39% at 5,902.12, and the FTSE 250 managed gains of 0.07% to 17,395.81.

Sterling was stronger against its major trading pairs, last rising 0.27% on the dollar to trade at $1.2926, and advancing 0.65% against the euro to €1.1042.

“Usually, the US non-farm payrolls report is the most important story of the day, but the news that President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, have tested positive for Covid-19 captured trader’s attention,” said CMC Markets analyst David Madden.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 5,949.16 up with + percent or +46.55 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 4,876.86 up with + percent or +51.98 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,819.98 up with +percent or  +130.94 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 27,682.81 with a loss of –percent or  ?134.09 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,348.44 with a loss of – percent or –32.36  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,075.02 with a loss of – percent or 251.49 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,312.14 up with + percent or +282.24 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,772.24 up with +percent or   +313.19 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,218.05 with a loss of – percent or 6.31 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,061.75 up with + percent or +364.70 point at 12:15 PM.