FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Equities are edging higher on Monday in an empty economic calendar environment . The German DAX 30 and the French CAC 40 are rising by +0.22%, the Italian FTSE MIB rallies by +1.00%, the Greek ATHEX jumps by +3.20%, and the Spanish IBEX 35 rises by +0.60% after regional elections in the country, marked by the victory of pro-independence parties in the Catalan and Basque regions. Now that elections are over, market participants are waiting for action from PM Rajoy and a bailout request for Spain.
Futures for the American S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones 30 are signaling a higher opening between +0.35% and +0.60% ahead of the US earnngs headed by Apple Inc. this week. The tech company is seen as the main market driver, with increased pressure as Tech companies are having quite disappointing results.
WTI crude oil is up by +0.60%, at $90.95, and Gold rises by +0.35%, at $1725.