- European shares are mainly in the red in thin holiday trading after two weeks of strong gains following the Fed's dovish taper.
- "Today is more of a relaxed picture," says Robert Halver of Baader Bank in Frankfurt. "Investors are not willing to take higher risks as they are already invested in the market."
- EU Stoxx 50 -0.1%, London -0.2%, Paris -0.1%, Frankfurt -0.2%, Milan +0.1%, Madrid -0.05%.
- U.S. stock futures: Dow, S&P, Nasdaq flat.
European shares drift lower
Dec 30 2013, 05:21 ET