The DAX Futures is trading at 12,629.30 with a loss of -0.16% or -0.16% point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,014.50 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -8.70  point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,889.50 up with +0.06% percent or +3.00 point.  The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,240.00 with a loss of -0.06% percent or –2.00 point.


the PMI data out of Europe and UK showed mild positive momentum with final readings coming in slightly better or in line with forecasts, but more importantly well above the 50 boom/bust region as the region is clearly returning back to work.

In New Zealand which has managed to weather COVID much better than any OECD economy, the unemployment rate handily beat the 5.6% forecast coming in at 4.0% and helped to push kiwi above the .6650 level. Aussie was above .7200 even as the COVID situation Melbourne remained troubling but below the 700 daily new cases that everyone was expecting.


For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 12,619.89 with a loss of -0.43% percent or –54.99 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 6,029.34 with a loss of –0.047% percent or –2.84  point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 4,885.68 with a loss of –0.079% percent or –3.84  point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 27,433.48 up with +0.17% percent or +46.50 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,351.28 up with 0.063% percent or +2.12 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,010.98  with a loss of -0.87% percent or -97.09 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 22,329.94 with a loss of –0.39% percent or –88.21 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,377.43 with a loss of –0.63% percent or –154.19 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,379.25 up with 0.75% percent or +25.22 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,159.93 up with +0.31% percent or +119.36  point at 12:15 PM.