The DAX Futures is trading at 12,016.00 up with +0.06% percent or +7.60 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,344.50 up with +0.04% percent or +3.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,464.50 up with +0.14% percent or +7.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,370.00 up with +0.06% percent or +2.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
There is growing optimism with regard to the U.S-China trade talks, which have continued this week in Washington. The sides have made substantial progress, with reports that an agreement between the world’s two largest economies is 90% complete. The outstanding issues include enforcement mechanisms and the removal of trade tariffs. There has been positive news out of China this week, as manufacturing PMI posted a 14-month high, and the China 50 index has climbed to its highest level since March 2018.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,384.63 up with +0.64% percent or +166.50 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,879.39 up with +0.21% percent or +5.99 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,891.78 up with +0.048% percent or +3.77 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,807.50 up with +0.38% percent or +82.55 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,936.32 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -50.07 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,246.57 up with +0.94% percent or +30.28 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,744.23 up with +0.15% percent or +59.51 point at 12:15 PM.