U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Wednesday, March 28.The Dow Futures are trading at 23,762.00 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -97.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,603.25 with a loss of -0.48% percent or -12.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,504.25 with a loss of -0.87% percent or -57.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,031.31 with a loss of -1.34% percent or -286.01 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,254.53 with a loss of -1.74% percent or -536.30 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,122.31 with a loss of -1.40% percent or -44.34 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,043.62 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -130.77 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 6,956.14 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -44.00 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 11,818.24 with a loss of -1.27% percent or -152.591 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,057.35 with a loss of -1.14% percent or -58.39 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 364.30 with a loss of -0.85% percent or -3.15 point.
Wednesday’s Factors and Events
U.S. stock index futures fell into the red ahead of Wednesday’s open, as investors turned their attention to the corporate and political space.
Around 5:30 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 50 points, indicating a drop of 38.71 points at the open. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures also indicated a negative open for their respective markets. The moves in pre-market trade come after Wall Street closed in the red Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing down more than 340 points.
The main driver stirring up sentiment in domestic and international markets over the past 24 hours concerns social media. Last week, reports emerged alleging that Cambridge Analytica, an analytics company, had gathered data from 50 million Facebook profiles without users’ permission.
U.S. market were lower on Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,857.71 with a loss of -1.43% percent or -344.89 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,612.62 with a loss of -1.73% percent or -45.93 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,992.677,008.81 with a loss of -2.93% percent or -211.74 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,513.57 with a loss of —1.95% percent or -30.15 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 927.86 with a loss of -1.68% percent or —15.89 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,851.75 with a loss of -1.47% percent or -27.71 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,143.74 with a loss of -1.82% percent or -21.23 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,549.02 with a loss of -1.74% percent or -27.48 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,449.36 with a loss of -1.73% percent or -25.45 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,857.71 with a loss of -1.43% percent or -344.89 point.