Dow Futures Opening Update as on 24 May 2018

U.S. stock futures mixed in pre-market trading for Friday, May 24. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,849.00 with a loss of  -0.04% percent or  -10.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,731.50 up with +0.03% percent or +0.75 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,965.50  up with +0.10% percent or +6.75 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,437.01 with a loss of -1.11% percent or  -252.73 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,685.03 up with +0.063% percent or +19.39 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,154.65 with a loss of  -0.45% percent or  -14.31 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,620.22  up with +0.56% percent or  +193.08  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,784.19 with  a loss of  -0.055% percent or  -4.25 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,996.23 up with +0.15% percent or +19.39 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,590.72  up with +0.45% percent or +24.87 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 393.76 up with +0.31% percent or  +1.18 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open Thursday morning, as investors monitored a fresh batch of corporate earnings and economic data.

At around 4:15 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 4 points, indicating a slightly downbeat implied open. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 futures pointed to a flat start to the session for their respective markets.

The moves in pre-market trade come at a time of worsening friction between the United States and China amid ongoing trade talks. President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that negotiations between Washington and Beijing would need to have “a different structure” in order for both sides to find common ground and avert a global trade war.

Wednesday’s Activity

U.S. market were mixed on Wednesday.For the day the nifty closed at 10,506.05 up  with +0.73% percent or +75.70 point.Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,437.01 with a loss of -1.11% percent or -252.73 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,760.47 up with +0.31% percent or  +94.83 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,627.61 up with +0.15% percent or +2.37 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,004.67 up with +0.13% percent or + 1.26 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,950.53 up with +0.088% percent or +1.72 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,201.46 up with +0.36% percent or +4.32 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,624.00 up with +0.29% percent or  +4.75 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,516.29 up with +0.31% percent or +4.62 point;

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