Dow Futures Opening Update as on 29 January 2018

U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Monday, January 29. The Dow Futures are trading at 26,568.00 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -36.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,867.50 with a loss of  -0.24% percent or -7.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 7,012.00  with a loss of -0.26% percent or -0.26% point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,629.34  with a loss of -0.01% percent or -2.54 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 32,966.89  with a loss of  -0.56% percent or  -187.23 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,523.00  with a loss of -0.99% percent or -35.13 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 36,361.07 for up with +0.86% percent or  +310.63 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,678.33  for up with +0.17% percent or +12.79 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,302.26  with a loss of -0.28%  percent or  -37.91 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,522.74  with a loss of -0.12% percent or -6.41 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 399.75 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -0.78 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures were trading lower ahead of Monday’s open, as investors paused for breath, after Wall Street posted sharp gains in the previous session.

Switching to Monday, in the corporate sphere, Lockheed Martin, Dominion and Seagate Technology set to publish their latest financial figures.

 On the data front, personal income and outlays are due out at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by the Dallas Fed’s Texas Manufacturing Outlook survey at 10:30 a.m. ET.

In politics, the U.S. administration’s security team is reportedly looking at options where the government could occupy part of the nation’s mobile network, in order to protect itself from China, Axios reported.

Friday’s Activity

U.S. market were higher on Friday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,616.71 for up with +0.85% percent or +223.92 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,872.87 for up with +1.18% percent or  +33.62 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,505.77 for up with +1.28% percent or +94.61 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,608.06 for up with +0.40% percent or  +6.39 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 979.57  for up with +0.31%  percent or +3.01 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,995.23 for up with +0.40% percent or +7.88 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,258.04  for up  with +1.27% percent or +15.95 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,694.23 for up  with +1.07% percent or  +17.91 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,588.98 for up with +1.12% percent or  +17.63 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 26,616.71  for up with +0.85% percent or +223.92 point.

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