Dow Futures Opening Update as on 26 Sepember 2017

U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Tuesday, September 26. The Dow Futures are trading at 22,271.00 with a loss of -2.50 percent or -4.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,495.00 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -2.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,886.38 for up with +0.17% percent or +9.88 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,   Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,330.19  with a loss of -0.33% percent or -67.39 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,513.01  for up with +0.05% percent or  +12.67 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,343.58  for up with + 0.06% percent or  +2.03 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 31,599.76  with  a loss of –0.08%  percent or –26.87 point at 12:15 PM. The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,296.21 with a loss of  -0.07% percent or –5.72 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,611.51 for up  with +0.13% percent or +16.70 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,266.15 with a loss of –0.02% percent or –0.97 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 384.09 for up  with +0.05% percent or  +0.17 point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Tuesday as technology stocks looked set to recover from Monday’s sell-off.

Nasdaq 100 futures rose and the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) rose about 0.4 percent in premarket trading.

Stocks closed lower Monday after a ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and a sharp decline in technology stocks.

 North Korea’s Foreign minister said Monday that one tweet from President Donald Trump over the weekend was a declaration of war. Pyongyang said it now had the right to take countermeasures, which could include shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in North Korea’s air space. The U.S. administration responded saying that such an accusation was “absurd.”

Monday’s Activity

U.S. market were lower on Monday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,296.09 with a loss of -0.24% percent or -53.50 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,496.66 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -5.56 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,370.59 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -56.33 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,451.96 for up with  +0.08% percent or +1.18 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 877.30 for up with +0.28% percent or  +2.43 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,771.85 for up with  +0.18% percent or +3.20 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,103.60  with a loss of  –0.27% percent or –3.01 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,480.03   with a loss of  –0.19% percent or –2.83 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,384.38  with a loss of –0.21% percent or –2.96 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,296.09 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –53.50point.

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