U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Tuesday, January 02.The Dow Futures are trading at 24,748.00 for up with +0.05% percent or +22.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,679.25 for up with +0.12% percent or +3.25 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,413.75 for up  with +0.08% percent or +5.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,764.94 with a loss of -0.08% percent or  -19.04 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,489.14  for up  with +1.89% percent or  +566.70 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,348.33 for up with +1.24% percent or +41.15 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,797.31 with a loss of -0.05% percent or  -15.44 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,651.82 with a loss of -0.47% percent or -35.95 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,821.22  with a loss of -0.75% percent or  -96.42 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,266.35 with a loss of -0.87% percent or -46.20 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 386.99 with a loss of -0.56%  percent or -2.19 point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Tuesday, as investors await what the coming year could bring for markets.

Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 34 points, while, S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 5.5 points and 7 points, respectively.

U.S. markets finished last Friday’s session — and ended 2017’s last trading day — on a negative note, although the S&P 500 posted its best year since 2013.

Monday’s Activity

U.S. market were lower on Monday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,719.22  with a loss of  -0.48% percent or  -118.29 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,673.61 with a loss of -0.52% percent or -13.93 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,903.39 with a loss of  -0.67% percent or  -46.77 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,535.51  with a loss of -0.87% percent or -13.41 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 936.26  with a loss of -0.76%  percent or -7.14  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,900.57 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -10.71 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,183.15 with a loss of  -0.52% percent or  -6.14 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,582.77  with a loss of  -0.55% percent or -8.68 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,481.81  with a loss of  -0.52% percent or -7.73 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,719.22  with a loss of -0.48% percent or -118.29 point.