The DAX Futures is trading at 13,950.50 with +0.17% or +24.30 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,762.50 up with +0.07% percent or +4.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,657.00 with a loss of -0.85% percent or -48.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,612.00 with +0.11% percent or +4.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The trade surplus in Germany narrowed slightly once again to EUR 17.2 billion in November of 2020 from EUR 18.5 billion a year earlier. Exports decreased 1.3 percent to EUR 111.7 billion, the 9th straight annual decline and imports edged down 0.1 percent to EUR 94.6 billion. Sales to the EU declined 1.7 percent and those to the Euro Area were down 2.2 percent. Shipments to China increased 14.3 percent while those to the US fell 3.1 percent. Imports from the EU went up 2.6 percent and those from China 5.4 percent while purchases from the US fell 1.5 percent. Adjusted for calendar and seasonal effects, exports were still 4.7 percent and imports 0.6 percent lower than in February of 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 13,936.66 with a loss of –percent or –112.87 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 6,798.48 with a loss of –percent or –74.78 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,662.43 with a loss of – percent or?44.45 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 31,008.69 with a loss of –percent or ?89.28 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,799.61 with a loss of – percent or –25.07 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,036.43 with a loss of percent or ?165.54 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 28,164.34 up with +percent or +25.31 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,195.80 up with +percent or +30.00 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,608.34 up with + percent or +76.84 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 49,306.57 up with +percent or +37.25 point at 12:15 PM.