European Equities are Expected to Increase

It is expected, that the European stock markets will open slightly higher today, and the Spanish IBEX index will strengthen strongly after Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont took a softer stance on the independence of the region. Puigdemont called for negotiations to find a peaceful solution to the political problem in Spain.

The release of FOMC protocols is a key event today, as traders are looking for further understanding of the interest rate plans of the Fed. The focus of the traders this week will also be the speech of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday.