Dow Futures Opening Update as on 21 May 2018

U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for Monday, May 21. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,950.00 up  with +0.93% percent or +229.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,729.00 up with +0.59% percent or +16.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,919.25 up with +0.66% percent or +45.25 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,002.37 up with +0.31% percent or +72.01 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 31,330.84 up with +0.91% percent or  +282.93 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,211.37 up with +0.57% percent or +18.07 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,678.82 with a loss of -0.49% percent or  -169.48  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,840.11 up with +0.79% percent or +61.32 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,077.72 with  a loss of  -0.28% percent or -36.89 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,656.49 up with +0.75% percent or +41.99 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 396.15 up with +0.38% percent or  +1.49 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to triple-digit gains at the open Monday morning, after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the prospect of a trade war was “on hold” following an agreement to suspend tariff threats.

At around 04:45 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 208 points, indicating a higher implied open of 220 points. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 futures also indicated an upbeat start to the session for their respective markets.

Friday’s Activity

U.S. market were mixed on Friday.For the day the Dow is trading at 24,715.09 up with +0.0045% percent or  +1.11 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,712.97  with a loss of -0.26% percent or  -7.16 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,354.34 with a loss of -0.38% percent or -28.13 point

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,626.63 up with +0.082% percent or +1.34 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,002.57 up with +0.15% percent or +1.55 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,943.37  with a loss of -0.25% percent or  -4.91  point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,190.65 with a loss of  -0.33% percent or -3.93 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,613.48 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -3.33 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,505.70 with a loss of  -0.23% percent or  -3.48 point.

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