The The DAX Futures is trading at 8,905.00 up with +4.16% percent or +355.70 point.FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 5,258.80 up with +1.75% percent or +90.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 3,945.50 up with +2.37% percent or +91.50 point.  The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 2,466.00 up with +0.49% percent or +12.00 point.


It was a mixed day for the auto sector. Volkswagen bucked the trend, with a 0.96% gain on Thursday. It was bearish for the rest of the pack, however. Continental and BMW led the way down, with losses of 5.96% and 3.65% respectively. Daimler saw a more modest loss of 2.12% on the day.

It was also a bullish day for the banks, with the ECB’s asset purchasing program delivering much-needed support. Commerzbank rallied by 7.2%, with Deutsche Bank up by 7.55%.


For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 8,610.43 up with +2.00% percent or +168.72  point.the FTSE 100 closed at 5,151.61 up with +1.40% percent or +71.03 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 3,855.50 up with +2.68% percent or  +100.67 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 20,087.19 up with 0.95% percent or +188.27 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,409.39 up with +0.47% percent or +11.29 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,150.58 up with +2.30% percent or +160.73  point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 16,552.83 with a loss of –1.04% percent or –173.72 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 22,641.01 up with  +4.29% percent or +931.88  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,745.62 up with +1.61% percent or +43.49 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 29,826.02 up  with +5.44% percent or +1,537.79 point at 12:15 PM.