U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Wednesday, November 01. The Dow Futures are trading at 23,457.00 for up with +0.57% percent or +132.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,582.88 for up with +0.39% percent or +10.13 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,278.63 for up with +0.46% percent or +28.88 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,420.08 for up with +1.86% percent or +408.47 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,540.86 for up with +1.05% percent or +295.32 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,395.91 for up with +0.08% percent or +2.57 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,621.82 for up with +1.23% percent or +408.69 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,509.60 for up with +0.22% percent or +16.50 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,471.09 for up with +241.52 percent or +1.83% point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,533.09 for up with +0.54% percent or +29.81 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 397.90 for up with +0.68% percent or +2.68 point.
Wednesday’s Factors and Events
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open Wednesday, as investors prepared themselves for the latest cluster of corporate earnings ahead of a decision by the U.S. central bank.
Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 131 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 11 points and 27.50 points, respectively.
Futures took their cue from overseas equity markets, which also traded higher. The Stoxx 600 index, which is composed of a broad swath of European stocks, rose 0.6 percent. In Asia, the Japanese Nikkei 225 rose 1.9 percent.
U.S. market were higher on Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,377.24 for up with +0.12% percent or +28.50 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,575.26 for up with +0.09% percent or +2.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,727.67 for up with +0.43% percent or +28.71 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,502.77 for up with +0.78% percent or +11.64 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 912.04 for up with +0.95% percent or +8.56 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,835.10 for up with +0.53% percent or +9.67 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,136.83 for up with +0.01% percent or +0.08 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,526.49 for up with +0.19% percent or +2.86 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,427.40 for up with +0.14% percent or +1.96 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,377.24 for up with +0.12% percent or +28.50 point.