U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, December 08. The Dow Futures are trading at 24,276.50 for up with +0.19% percent or +45.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,644.88 for up with +0.20% percent or +5.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,355.38 for up with +0.51% percent or +32.38 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,811.08 for up with +1.39% percent or +313.05 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,639.85 for up with +1.19% percent or +336.66 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,289.99 for up with +0.55% percent or +17.94 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,247.81 for up with +0.92% percent or +301.95 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,342.40 for up with +0.30% percent or +21.65 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,218.84 for up with +1.33% percent or +173.69 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,406.90 for up with +0.43% percent or +23.04 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 389.66 with +0.84% percent or +3.24 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Friday, as the all-important U.S. jobs data takes center stage.
Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 37 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 4.5 points and 26.75 points, respectively.
In the previous session, U.S. equities finished the trading day on a positive note, boosted by a rise in technology stocks. Looking overseas, Asia finished trade higher following upbeat trade data from China, while European stocks rose following developments surrounding Brexit negotiations.
U.S. market were higher on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,211.48 for up with +0.29% percent or +70.57 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,636.98 for up with +0.29% percent or +7.71 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,812.84 for up with +0.54% percent or +36.47 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,520.47 for up with +1,520.47 percent or +11.59 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 928.53 for up with +0.56% percent or +5.19 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,883.50 for up with +0.66% percent or +12.40 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,164.60 for up with +0.18% percent or +2.09 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,561.34 for up with +0.37% percent or +5.83 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,461.30 for up with +0.34% percent or +5.00 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,211.48 for up with +0.29% percent or +70.57 point.