The DAX Futures is trading at 13,016.00 up with +0.10% percent or +13.50 point . The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,697.00 up with +0.20% percent or +15.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,538.00 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,533.00 up with +0.08% percent or +3.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Geopolitical issues will continue to bubble below the surface for the capital markets. The fallout from the re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran has apparently helped lift oil prices in the face of the rising dollar, which often acts as a drag. In the coming days, the US will take the symbolic step of moving its embassy to Jerusalem. The conflict between Israel and Iranian forces in Syria is escalating. Meanwhile, the US reportedly is offering North Korea economic assistance in exchange for giving up its nuclear weapons, which seems very much like the deal with Iran from which it is withdrawing.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,831.17 up with +0.37% percent or +91.64 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,727.72 up with +0.17% percent or +4.65 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,402.88 with a loss of -0.028% percent or -2.09 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,865.86 up with +0.47% percent or +107.38 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 31,492.11 up with +1.19% percent or +368.80 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,174.03 up with +0.34% percent or +10.77 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,507.98 with a loss of – 0.078% percent or -27.81 point at 12:15 PM.