Mild positive tones in early trades

  • German DAX futures +0.2%
  • UK FTSE futures +0.2%

This mirrors sentiment in US futures, which are up roughly 0.1% on the day. Things are likely to keep more quiet and breezy today with a lack of key releases and major FX still seeing some push and pull from the end of trading last week.

As such, a more guarded and measured risk sentiment will just help to keep things in check for the time being. In Asia, the Nikkei closes down 0.7% while the Hang Seng is flat and Shanghai Composite up 0.4% on the day going into the closing stages.