The DAX Futures is trading at 12,473.80 with a loss of -0.48% or -59.70 point. The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 5,729.50 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -15.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,827.50 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -22.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,158.00 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -13.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Stock futures in Europe point to losses at the open on Thursday amid lack of progress in US stimulus talks and continuing concerns about mounting coronavirus infections in the continent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to announce a deal on a new aid bill on Wednesday and will speak again on Thursday, raising odds a deal before the presidential election in less than 2 weeks in unlikely. Investors will also keep an eye on the final debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. On the coronavirus front, Spain and France hit 1 million infections. On the data front, German consumer confidence declined to the lowest since July and French business confidence also went down. Euro Area consumer morale is due later in the afternoon. On the corporate front, Unilever, Hermes, Michelin, L’Oreal and ST Micro are expected to release quarterly results.
For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 12,557.64 with a loss of –percent or -179.31 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 5,776.50 with a loss of – percent or ?112.72 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 4,853.95 with a loss of – percent or -75.33 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,210.82 with a loss of –percent or ?97.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,435.56 with a loss of – percent or ?7.56 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,484.69 with a loss of – percent or ?31.80 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,474.27 with a loss of –percent or ?165.19 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,808.99 up with +percent or +54.57 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,314.33 with a loss of – percent or –10.70 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,584.33 with a loss of –percent or 122.98 point at 12:15 PM.