U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Friday, April 06.The Dow Futures are trading at 24,280.00 with a loss of -0.77% percent or -188.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,643.25 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -18.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,547.50 with a loss of -0.80% percent or -52.75 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,567.52 with a loss of -0.36% percent or -77.90 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 29,837.84 for up with +1.08% percent or +319.15 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,131.11 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -5.52 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,599.66 for up with +0.01% percent or +2.86 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,189.77 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -9.73 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,236.01 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -69.18 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,250.52 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -26.14 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 374.30 with a loss of -0.49% percent or -1.85 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
U.S. stock index futures slipped deep into the red ahead of Friday’s open, as concerns over a potential trade war between two major nations resurfaced.
Around 5:15 a.m. ET, Dow futures fell 208 points, indicating a drop of 213.22 points at the open. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures also indicated a negative start to Friday’s session for their respective markets.
The moves in pre-market trade come as investors around the world continue to fret over the trade situation between the U.S. and China. After China announced fresh tariffs on 106 U.S. products Wednesday, President Donald Trump went on to threaten more levies, stating that he has asked the United States Trade Representative to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs against China.
U.S. market were higher on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,505.22 for up with +0.99% percent or +240.92 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,662.84 for up with +0.69% percent or +18.15 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,076.55 for up with +0.49% percent or +34.44 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,542.93 for up with +0.74% percent or +11.26 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 951.47 for up with +1.00% percent or+9.41 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,891.32 for up with +0.77% percent or +14.54 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,169.17 for up with +0.81% percent or +9.41 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,578.02 for up with +0.70% percent or + 10.93 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,476.42 for up with +0.69% percent or +10.18 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,505.22 for up with +0.99% percent or +240.92 point.