The DAX Futures is trading at 15,453.00 with a loss of -0.20% or -30.40 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,029.80 up with +0.28% percent or +19.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,429.00 with +0.83% percent or +53.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 4,047.00 up with +0.22% percent or +9.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Import prices in Germany jumped 10.3 percent year-on-year in April of 2021, accelerating from a 6.9 percent rise in March and slightly above market forecasts of a 10 percent gain. It is the biggest increase since December of 2010, mainly due to energy prices which soared 101.3 percent, namely crude (198 percent), mineral oil products (76.6 percent), natural gas (57.6 percent) and electricity (209.6 percent). There is also a base effect from last year when the coronavirus pandemic brought demand to its lowest point and pushed prices down. Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, import prices increased by 6 percent. On a monthly basis, import prices were up 1.4 percent.
For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 15,406.73 with a loss of – percent or –43.99 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 7,019.67 with a loss of –percent or ?7.26 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 6,435.71 up with +percent or +44.11 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 34,464.64 with +percent or +141.59 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,200.88 up with + percent or +4.89 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,736.28 with a loss of percent or ?1.72 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 29,149.41 with + percent or +600.40 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,119.55 up with + percent or +6.35 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,595.05 with a loss of – percent or ?13.80 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 51,417.53 up with +percent or +302.31 point at 12:15 PM.