Dow Futures Opening Update as on 31 January 2018

U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Wednesday, January 31. The Dow Futures are trading at 26,130.00 for up with +0.31% percent or +82.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,832.50 for up with +0.28% percent or +8.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,960.75  for up with +0.28% percent or +25.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,098.29  with a loss of -0.83% percent or -193.68 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 32,885.54  for up with +0.85% percent or +278.25 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,480.83  with a loss of -0.21% percent or -7.18 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 35,887.84 with a loss of -0.41% percent or  -149.63 point at 12:15 PM..The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,591.86  for up with +0.05% percent or  +3.88 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,233.92 for up with +0.27% percent or  +36.21 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,484.29  for up with +0.19% percent or +10.52 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 396.52 for up with +0.08% percent or +0.28 point.

wednesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, falling for a second day as the first major sell-off of the new year intensified.

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 362.59 points to finish at 26,076.89, with UnitedHealth as the biggest decliner. The 30-stock index also posted its biggest percentage decline since May. It fell 411.06 points at its session low.

The S&P 500 pulled back 1.1 percent to 2,822.43, with health care as the worst-performing sector. The index also snapped its longest stretch ever without back-to-back declines of at least half a percent. It also had its worst day since August

 The Nasdaq composite fell 0.9 percent to close at 7,402.48.

Tuesday’s Activity

U.S. market were lower on Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,076.89 with a loss of -1.37% percent or  -362.59 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,822.43 with a loss of  -1.09% percent or  -31.10 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,402.48 with a loss of -0.86%percent or -64.02 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,582.82  with a loss of –0.96% percent or  -15.29 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 964.61   with a loss of -1.00%  percent or -9.73  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,957.46 with  a loss of -1.07% percent or -21.14 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,251.93   with  a loss of -1.08% percent or -13.63 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,664.75   with  a loss of -1.08% percent or  -13.63  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,561.11  with a loss of –1.08% percent or  -17.01 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 26,076.89  with a loss of -1.37% percent or -362.59  point.

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