U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Thursday, March 22.The Dow Futures are trading at 23,786.00 with a loss of –0.74% percent or -177.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,628.25 with a loss of -0.57% percent or -15.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,626.00 with a loss of -0.99% percent or -66.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,617.86 with a loss of -4.51% percent or – 974.13 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,122.27 with a loss of -3.05% percent or -948.78 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,152.76 with a loss of -3.39% percent or -110.72 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,575.70 with a loss of -1.30% percent or -430.57 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 6,878.15 with a loss of -1.07% percent or -74.44 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 11,877.06 with a loss of -1.84% percent or -223.02 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,068.88 with a loss of -1.90% percent or -98.32 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 363.76 with a loss of -1.46% percent or -5.43 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday, pressured by worries of a potential trade war and a decline in tech shares. The broader market was also pressured by a decline in bank stocks.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 724.42 points to close at 23,957.89, with Caterpillar, 3M and Boeing as the biggest decliners. The 2.9 percent decline was the worst since Feb. 8.
The 30-stock index also briefly entered correction territory for the first time since last month, falling 10 percent from its 52-week high at one point late in the day.
U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,957.89 with a loss of -2.93% percent or -724.42 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,643.69 with a loss of -2.52% percent or -68.24 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,166.68 with a loss of -2.43% percent or -178.61 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,543.87 with a loss of -2.24%percent or -35.43 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 943.41 with a loss of -2.15% percent or -20.74 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,875.86 with a loss of -2.54% percent or -48.83 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,157.91 with a loss of -2.66% percent or -31.62 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,568.72 with a loss of -2.48% percent or -39.85 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,466.92 with a loss of -2.50% percent or -37.56 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,957.89 with a loss of -2.93% percent or -724.42 point.