Dow Futures Opening Update as on 20 Sepember 2017

U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Wednesday, September 20. The Dow Futures are trading at 22,334.50 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -1.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,505.25 for up with +0.02% percent or +0.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,995.38 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -1.99 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,310.46  for up with +0.05% percent or +11.08 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,105.02 for up with +0.19% percent or +53.61 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,366.00   for up with  +0.27% percent or  +9.15 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,433.21  with  +0.10% percent or +30.84 point at 12:15 PM . The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,275.06  with a loss of  0.00% percent or –0.19 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,550.95 with a loss of –0.09% percent or –10.84 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,243.06 for up with +0.11% percent or +5.62 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 381.83 with a loss of -0.08% percent or 0.08% point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. government debt prices were higher on Wednesday morning as investors focused on a Federal Reserve meeting which could give clues as to whether it will hike interest rates for the third time this year.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury notes, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 2.2304 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at 2.8011 percent.

Investors will also see existing home sales for August released at around 10 a.m. ET.

In oil markets, Brent crude traded at around $55.38 a barrel on Tuesday morning, up 0.44 percent, while U.S. crude was around $49.85 a barrel, up 0.77 percent.

Tuesday’s Activity

U.S. market were higher on Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,370.80 for up with +0.18% percent or +39.45 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,506.65 for up with +0.11% percent or +2.78 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,461.32 for up with +0.10% percent or +6.68 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,440.40 with a loss of -0.05% percent or -0.68 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 865.98  with a loss of –0.13% percent or –1.17 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,761.52  with a loss of –0.04% percent or –0.70 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,109.26 for up with  +0.27% percent or +3.00 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,483.80 for up  with +0.09% percent or +1.27 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,389.11 for up with +0.10% percent or +1.34 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,370.80  for up with +0.18% percent or +39.45 point.

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