Dow Futures Opening Update as on 23 October 2017

U.S. stock futures are mixed in pre-market trading for Monday, October 23. The Dow Futures are trading at 23,299.00 for up  with +0.09%  percent or +22.00  point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,575.88 for up with +0.07% percent or +1.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,119.88 for up with +0.15% percent or +8.88 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,696.65  for up with +1.11% percent or +239.01 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,334.94  with a loss of –0.53% percent or  –152.30 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,380.70 for up with +0.06% percent or  +2.05 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,356.67   with a loss of –0.10%  percent or –33.29 point at 12:15 PM .The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,537.73 for up with +0.19% percent or +14.50 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,053.21   for up with +0.48% percent or  +61.93 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,402.91 for up with +0.57% percent or +30.53 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 391.41 for up with +0.33% percent or  +1.29   point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday, as investors geared up for another batch of earnings, while keeping an eye for news surrounding who would take on the position as chair of the U.S. central bank.

Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 26 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 2.5 points and 11.25 points, respectively.

Major earnings are set to dominate some discussion on Wall Street, with Arconic, Illinois Tool Works, Kimberly-Clark, Seagate Technology and State Street all scheduled to publish their latest financial figures.

Friday’s Activity

U.S. market were  higher on Friday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,328.63   for up with   +0.71% percent or  +165.59 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,575.21   for up with +0.51% percent or  +13.11 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,629.05  for up with +0.36% percent or  +23.99 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,509.25 for up with +0.48% percent or +7.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 913.75 for up with +0.57% percent or +5.21 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,834.29   for up with +0.57% percent or  +10.44 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,135.26 for up with +0.40% percent or  +4.55  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,527.19 for up    with  +0.52% percent or  +7.85 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,427.61 for up with +0.52% percent or +7.38 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,328.63   for up with +0.71% percent or +165.59 point.

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