Dow Futures Opening Update as on 31 May 2018

U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, May 31. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,655.00  with a loss of -0.06% percent or  – 14.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,723.75  with a loss of -0.03% percent or  -0.25 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,992.75 up with +0.08% percent or  +5.50 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,201.82 up with +0.83% percent or  +183.30 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,376.72 up with +1.06% percent or +319.93 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,095.47 up with +1.78% percent or  +54.03 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,058.88 up  with +0.44% percent or  +152.77  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,701.25 up with +0.15% percent or +11.68 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,735.78  with a loss of -0.38% percent or -48.08 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,437.65 up with +0.19% percent or +10.31 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 386.11 up with +0.16% percent or +0.64 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

As jitters seen across international markets show signs of relief, investors in the bond market are likely to be focusing on economic data and speeches by the U.S. Federal Reserve today.

At 8:30 a.m. ET, jobless claims, personal income and outlays are all scheduled to be released, followed by Chicago purchasing managers’ index (PMI) at 9:45 a.m. ET, and pending home sales at 10 a.m. ET.

Looking to the U.S. central bank, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard is set to participate in a Market News International’s Connect roundtable in Tokyo, Japan.

Wednesday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 24,667.78 up with +1.26% percent or  +306.33 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,724.01 up with +1.27% percent or +34.15 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 77,462.45 up with +0.89% percent or  +65.86 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,647.99 up with +1.50% percent or +24.34 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,018.46 up with +1.42% percent or +14.29 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,967.96 up with +1.48% percent or +28.72 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,194.90 up with +1.23% percent or +14.56 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,622.14 up with +1.28% percent or +20.52 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,512.79 up with +1.26% percent or  +18.86 point;

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