Dow Futures Opening Update as on 12 October 2017

U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Thursday, October 12. The Dow Futures are trading at 22,798.50 with a loss of –0.08% percent or -17.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,549.25 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -3.75 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,080.13 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -1.50 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,   Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,881.27  for up with +0.28% percent or +57.76 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,440.42   with a loss of  –0.18% percent or  –50.41 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,388.28   for up with  +0.16%  percent or  +5.30  point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,042.00   for up with  +0.37%  percent or  +117.59 point at 12:15 PM .The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,521.70  with a loss of – 0.22% percent or –16.57 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,951.08   for up with +0.01% percent or  +1.83 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,349.71 with a loss of –0.26% percent or  –13.93 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 389.77 with a loss of -0.10% percent or  -0.39 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly weaker open Thursday, as investors turned their attention to new earnings reports from leading U.S. banks.

Major earnings are set to dominate some discussion on Wall Street, as Citigroup and Domino’s Pizza are set to post their latest financial figures. JPMorgan Chase posted better-than-expected earnings, but also reported a decline in bond trading revenue, which sent the stock lower in the premarket.

On Thursday, investors are likely to be still be digesting the latest minutes published by the Federal Open Market Committee, after Wall Street finished higher Wednesday following the release.

Wednesday’s Activity

U.S. market were  higher on Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,830.68 for up  with  +0.31% percent or  +69.61 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,550.64    for up with  +0.23% percent or  +5.91 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,587.25 for up with  +0.11% percent or  +7.52 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,508.01  for up with +0.30% percent or +4.44 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 912.50 for up  with  +0.20% percent or + 1.78 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,818.58   for up with +0.30% percent or  +5.41 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,126.49  for up with  +0.26% percent or  +2.88 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,513.96  for up with +0.23% percent or +3.47 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,414.31 for up with +0.22% percent or +3.16 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,830.68  for up with +0.31% percent or +69.61 point.

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