Dow Futures Opening Update as on 16 October 2017

U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Monday, October 16. The Dow Futures are trading at 22,839.50 for up with +0.04% percent or +9.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,553.00 for up with +0.01% percent or +0.25 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,105.13 for up with +0.09% percent or +5.38 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,   Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,155.18 for up with +0.96% percent or +200.46 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,461.66  for up  with +0.01% percent or  +2.63 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,390.25   for up with  +0.12% percent or  +4.15 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,412.50   for up with  +0.72%  percent or +230.28 point at 12:15 PM .The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,532.33 with a loss of – 0.04% percent or –2.97 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,007.77   for up with +0.12% percent or  +15.90 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,358.73 for up with +0.13% percent or +7.00 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 391.56 for up with +0.04% percent or  +0.14   point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday, as investors turned their attention to upcoming corporate earnings reports.

Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 11 points, while Nasdaq 100 futures gained 6.25 points. S&P 500 futures traded flat.

Major earnings are set to dominate discussion on Wall Street, as Charles Schwab, Netflix, Celanese, Ruby Tuesday and Sonic get ready to post their latest financial figures.

Looking to data, the Empire State Manufacturing survey is set to come out at 8:30 a.m. ET, while in the bond market, two bills auctions are set to take place by the U.S. Treasury.

Friday’s Activity

U.S. market were  higher on Friday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,871.72   for up with   +0.13% percent or  +30.71 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,553.17   for up with +0.09% percent or  +2.24 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,605.80 for up with +0.22% percent or  +14.29 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,502.66 with a loss of -0.17%  percent or -2.51 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 908.37   with a loss of  –0.12% percent or –1.06 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,818.82   with a loss of –0.05% percent or  –0.91 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,126.16  for up with +0.10% percent or  +1.12 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,514.89 for up    with  +0.06% percent or  +0.89 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,415.67 for up with +0.08% percent or +1.10 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,871.72   for up with +0.13% percent or +30.71 point.

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