Dow Futures Opening Update as on 15 June 2018

U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for Friday, June 15. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,065.00 with a loss of -0.58% percent or -141.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 141.00 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -11.25 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,296.25 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -15.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,851.75 up with +0.50% percent or +113.14 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,399.38 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –40.79 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,022.93 with  a loss of –0.70% percent or –21.23 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,543.18 with a loss of –0.16% percent or  –56.64 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,707.74  with a loss of –0.75% percent or –58.05 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,061.19 with  a loss of –0.35% percent or –45.91 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,534.34 with +0.11% percent or +5.89 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 391.52 with a loss of  –0.39% percent or –1.53 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

Investors have been on edge in recent hours as the U.S. is expected to announce more tariffs on China. On Friday, President Donald Trump is predicted to announce additional tariffs that will hit $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, with the Asian nation also ready to retaliate if necessary.

Looking at markets overseas, European stocks came under pressure, while Asian-Pacific markets finished on a relatively mixed to lower note.

Thursday’s Activity

U.S. market were higher on Thursday.For the day the Dow is trading at 25,013.29 up with +1.21% percent or  +298.20 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,733.01  up with +0.74% percent or +20.04 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,394.04 up with +0.54% percent or +39.70 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,637.44 up with +0.66% percent or +10.81 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,011.82 up with +0.92% percent or +9.25 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,962.48 up with +0.98% percent or +19.11  point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,200.53 with +0.83% percent or +9.88 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,625.35 up with +0.74% percent or +11.87 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,516.88 up with +0.74% percent or +11.17 point;

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