Dow Futures Opening Update as on 11 January 2018

U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Wednesday, January 11.The Dow Futures are trading at 25,365.00 for up with +0.06% percent or +14.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,751.75 for up with +0.03% percent or +0.75 point.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,677.25 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,710.43 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -77.77 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 31,108.49  for up with +0.11% percent or  +34.77 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,425.34 for up with +0.10% percent or +3.51 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,523.47 for up with +0.26% percent or +90.40 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,743.50 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -5.01 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,266.48 with a loss of -0.11% percent or  -14.86 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,503.90 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.78 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 398.22  with a loss of  -0.12% percent or  -0.45 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures edged slightly higher ahead of the open on Thursday, as investors took note of the mixed sentiment in markets overseas.

In the previous trading day, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq snapped a six-day winning streak, both closing lower as investors fretted over the possibility of China halting its Treasury bond purchases, and the U.S.’ future involvement in NAFTA.

On Thursday, markets worldwide continue to pull back somewhat from recent highs.

Wednesday’s Activity

U.S. market were lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,369.13  with a loss of -0.07% percent or  -16.67 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,748.23  with a loss of -0.11% percent or  -3.06 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,153.57  with a loss of  -0.14% percent or  -10.01 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,559.80  with  a loss of –0.02% percent or -0.30 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 948.33  with a loss of –0.13%  percent or –1.27 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,933.26  with a loss of -0.48% percent or -9.24 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,217.95  with a loss of -0.01% percent or  -0.17 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,623.96   with  a loss of -0.12%percent or -1.96 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,521.61  with -0.13% percent or -1.96  point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 25,369.13   with a loss of -0.07% percent or -16.67 point.

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