Dow Futures Opening Update as on 05 October 2017

U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, October 05. The Dow Futures are trading at 22,610.50 for up with +0.02% percent or +3.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,536.75 for up with +0.02% percent or +0.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,010.76 for up with +0.03% percent or +7.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,   Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,628.56 for up with +0.01% percent or +1.90 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,379.18  for up with  +0.73% percent or  +205.97 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,348.94   for up with  +0.28%  percent or  +9.30  point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 31,661.02   with a loss of  –0.03%  percent or  1-0.69 point at 12:15 PM .The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,488.99 for up with  +0.29% percent or +21.41 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,940.29   with a loss of –0.23% percent or –30.23 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,363.43 with 0.00% percent or  +0.21 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 389.90 with a loss of -0.13% percent or  -0.52 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Thursday, as investors look to key data releases and speeches by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 3 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures gained just 0.5 points and 3.5 points.

In the previous session, Wall Street finished the trading day at record highs, with the Dow Jones industrial average ending 19.97 points up, hitting an all-time closing high of 22,661.64. This comes after the release of a strong batch of economic data Wednesday.

Wednesday’s Activity

U.S. market were  higher on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,661.64 for up with +0.09% percent or +19.97 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,537.74   for up with +0.12% percent or +3.16 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,534.63 for up with +0.04% percent or +2.91 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,507.76  with a loss of  -0.28% percent or -4.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 914.86  with a loss of –0.42% percent or  –3.86 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,814.21  with  a loss of –0.07% percent or –1.26 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,119.21  with  a loss of –0.01% percent or –0.14  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,507.44 for up with +0.10% percent or +1.44 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,407.72 for up with +0.13% percent or +1.79 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,661.64 for up with +0.09% percent or +19.97 point.

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