The DAX Futures is trading at  11,938.80  with a loss of -0.39% percent or -46.40 point. The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,314.80 with a loss of -0.36% percent or -26.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,452.80  with a loss of -0.18% percent or -9.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,350.00 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -10.00 point.


The DAX continues to climb and is on track on to post an eighth straight winning session. In North American trade, the DAX is at 11,915, up 0.99% on the day. The DAX is on an impressive roll, soaring 4.6% since March 25. In economic news, the focus is on the service sector. German and eurozone services PMIs indicated expansion and beat their estimates. Eurozone retail sales slowed to 0.4%, but managed to beat the forecast of 0.2%. On Thursday, the ECB posts the minutes of its March meeting and the U.S. releases unemployment claims.


For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 11,954.40  up with +1.70% percent or +199.61 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 7,418.28 up with +0.37% percent or +27.16 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,468.91 up with +0.84% percent or +45.45 point. 


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,218.13 up with +0.15% percent or +39.00 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,873.40 up with +0.21% percent or +6.16 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,895.55  up with +0.60% percent or +46.86 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,724.95  up with +0.054% percent or +11.74 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,837.35 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -149.04  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,237.38 up with +0.66% percent or +21.09 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,766.49  up with +0.28% percent or +110.63 point at 12:15 PM.