Dow Futures Opening Update as on 18 January 2018

U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, January 18. The Dow Futures are trading at 26,115.70 for up with +1.25% percent or +322.79 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,802.56 for up with +0.94% percent or +26.14 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 7,298.28 for up with +1.03% percent or +74.59 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,763.37 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -104.97 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 32,121.94  for up with +0.43% percent or +138.53 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,474.75  for up with +0.87% percent or +30.08 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 35,477.07 for up with +1.13% percent or +395.25 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,693.24  with a loss of  -0.42% percent or  -32.19 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,241.44 for up with +0.44% percent or +57.48 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,504.13  for up with +0.18% percent or +10.15 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 398.32 for up with +0.09% percent or +0.39  point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lackluster open on Thursday, after a strong performance on Wall Street during the previous session.

On Wednesday, U.S. markets bounced back following a sharp reversal Tuesday.

A slew of positive corporate earnings reports helped the Dow Jones Industrial Average close above 26,000 for the first time, having risen more than 300 points by the close. The Nasdaq composite and S&P 500 also finished in positive territory.

Wednesday’s Activity

U.S. market were higher on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,115.65 for up with +1.25% percent or +322.79 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,802.56 for up with +0.94% percent or  +26.14 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,298.28 for up with +1.03% percent or +74.59 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,586.66  for up  with +0.87%percent or  +13.69 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 969.31  for up with +0.96%  percent or +9.19 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,965.93 for up with  +0.71% percent or +13.86 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,243.38   for up with +0.94% percent or  +11.59 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,654.99 for up with +0.92% percent or  +15.13 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,550.92 for up with +0.93% percent or +14.24  point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 26,115.65 for up with +1.25% percent or +322.79 point.

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