Dow Futures Opening Update as on 30 January 2018

U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Tuesday, January 30. The Dow Futures are trading at 26,299.00 with a loss of –0.50% percent or -131.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,845.50 with a loss of  -0.28% percent or -8.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,967.50  with a loss of -0.36% percent or –25.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,291.97  with a loss of -1.43% percent or -337.37 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 32,623.03  with a loss of  -1.04% percent or  -187.23 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,488.01  with a loss of -0.99% percent or -34.99 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 36,085.16  with a loss of -0.54% percent or  -191.55 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,633.55  with a loss of -0.50% percent or -37.98 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,302.03  with a loss of -0.17% percent or  -22.45 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,516.00  with a loss of -0.11% percent or -5.86 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 398.61 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -1.21 point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures were trading sharply lower ahead of Tuesday’s open.

Markets worldwide were trading in the red on Tuesday, with U.S. futures coming under additional pressure after U.S. stocks posted sharp declines Monday.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 177 points by the close, on the back of a rise in the 10-year treasury yield, raising concerns that higher interest rates could douse the bull market. On Tuesday, U.S. treasury yields were under slight pressure. Meantime, the Dow futures fell some 150 points on Tuesday morning.

Monday’s Activity

U.S. market were lower on Monday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,439.48 with a loss of -0.67% percent or  -177.23 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,853.53 with a loss of  -0.67% percent or  -19.34 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,466.51 with a loss of -0.52% percent or -39.27 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,598.11  with a loss of -0.62% percent or  -9.95 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 974.34  with a loss of -0.53%  percent or –5.23  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,978.60 with  a loss of -0.83% percent or -16.63 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,265.56    with  a loss of -0.66% percent or -8.43 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,682.74   with  a loss of -0.68% percent or  -11.49 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,578.13  with a loss of -0.68% percent or  -10.85 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 26,439.48  with a loss of -0.67% percent or -177.23  point.

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