The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,369.00 with a loss of -0.42% percent or -22.50 point .The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,330.00 up with +0.05% percent or +3.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,429.50 up with +0.04% percent or +5.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,418.00 up with +0.03% percent or +1.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asian stocks were supported on Thursday by robust corporate earnings that helped Wall Street quell concerns about the surge in U.S. bond yields. However, sagging Chinese shares limited the upside potential of the market.
Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open higher off the back of firm U.S. stocks, pointing to a rise in Britain’s FTSE of 0.1 percent, an increase in Germany’s DAX of 0.4 percent and in France’s CAC of 0.4 percent.
The dollar hovered near 3-1/2-month highs against a basket of currencies, supported by the rise in U.S. long-term debt yields to a four-year peak
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,083.83 up with +0.25% percent or +59.70 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,639.40 up with +0.18% percent or +4.84 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,003.74 with a loss of -0.052% percent or -3.62 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,319.61 up with +0.47% percent or +104.29 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,910.72 with a loss of -1.38% percent or -418.36 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,072.48 with a loss of -1.46% percent or -45.50 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,545.78 up with +0.13% percent or +44.51 point at 12:15 PM.