The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 5,760.00 with a loss of -0.05% percent or -3.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,840.50 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -7.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,523.00 with a loss of -0.49% or -61.90 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,160.00 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -2.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
European shares finished the session little changed but well off their worst levels following reports pointing to higher odds of a near-term deal on a new fiscal stimulus package Stateside.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 index dipped 0.14% to 360.27, while the German Dax was down 0.12% at 12,543.06, with similar-sized losses across the remainder of the Continent.
Early in the afternoon, news broke that top Democrat party member and US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, had told MSNBC that “progress” was being made on a fiscal deal which might be ready soon.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 5,785.65 up with + percent or +9.15 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 4,851.38 with a loss of – percent or -2.57 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,543.06 with a loss of –percent or -14.58 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,363.66 up with +percent or +152.84 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,453.49 with percent or +17.93 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,506.01 up with + percent or +21.31 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,516.59 up with +percent or +42.32 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,832.48 up with +percent or +46.35 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,289.80 with a loss of – percent or –22.70 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,693.59 with percent or +135.10 point at 12:15 PM.