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European indices trade mixed today amid expectations on further stimulus measures launched by the ECB after its policy meeting on January 22nd. Investors seem to be risk aversive amid the recent rebound, assessing downside risks, until the size and nature of the measures taken by the ECB will be known. The ECB president will probably announce a 550 billion-euro bond purchase program, according to Bloomberg.
In today's session the FTSE 100 index advanced by +0.71% quoted at 6,666.91 after solid unemployment data at a six-year low and the BoE leaving interest rates unchanged after a unanimous vote. Two policy makers who called for an interest-rate hike no voted for leaving the benchmark unchanged. France's CAC 40 lost -0.36% trading at 4,429.89. Germany's DAX 30 is currently trading -0.32% at 10,224.04.
Later in the day U.S. data on building permits and housing starts will be published.
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