The DAX Futures is trading at 11,410.50 with a loss of -0.86% percent or +47.00 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,061.00 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -50.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,073.00 up with +1.96% percent or +97.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,178.00 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -16.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
In Germany, retail sales remained soft, posting a gain of 0.1% in September. This ended a streak of two declines. The eurozone economy is also worrying policymakers. Economic performance has softened in the third quarter, as Preliminary Flash GDP dipped to 0.2%, down from a 0.4% gain in the second quarter. On an annualized basis, Q3 growth was 1.7%, down from 2.2% in the second quarter.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,115.76 up with +0.97% percent or +241.12 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,682.632,711.74 up with +1.09% percent or +29.11 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,305.90 up with +2.01% percent or +144.25 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,687.65 with a loss of -1.06% percent or -232.81 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,367.67 up with +1.55% percent or +387.98 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,606.24 up with +0.13% percent or +3.45 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,380.02 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -62.03 point at 12:15 PM.