The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,450.22 for up with +0.034% percent or +1.87 point .The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,695.50 up with +0.21% percent or +16.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,777.50 up with +0.18% percent or +23.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,454.00 up with +0.41% percent or +14.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asia stocks shook off initial modest losses and edged up on Monday ahead of an historic U.S.-North Korea summit that investors hope might pave the way to ending a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.
Spreadbetters expected European stocks follow their Asian peers higher, with Britain’s FTSE (FTSE) rising 0.25 percent, Germany’s DAX (GDAXI) advancing 0.17 percent and France’s CAC (FCHI) inching up 0.05 percent.
Stocks wobbled in early trade after U.S. President Donald Trump raised fresh fears of a global trade war when he backed out of a joint Group of Seven communique over the weekend, in a blow to the group’s efforts to show a united front.
The S&P 500 futures (ESc1) were 0.1 percent lower after dropping as much as 0.3 percent.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,316.53 up with +0.30% percent or +75.12 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,779.03 up with +0.31% percent or +8.66 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,645.51 up with +0.14% percent or +10.44 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,804.04 up with +0.48% percent or +109.54 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 31,046.63 up with +0.29% percent or +88.42 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,043.51 with a loss of 0.77% percent or –23.64 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,614.05 up with +0.48% percent or +169.58 point at 12:15 PM.