U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for Wednesday, July 04. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,222.00 up with +0.24% percent or +59.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,721.50 up with +0.30% percent or +8.25 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,047.75 up with +0.34% percent or +24.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,717.04 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -68.50 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,267.71 with a loss of -0.97% percent or -277.86 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,759.13 with a loss of -1.00% percent or -27.76 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,524.31 up with +0.41% percent or +145.71 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,579.17 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -14.12 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,339.63 with a loss of -0.077% percent or -9.51 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,331.48 up with +0.28%% percent or +14.72 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 380.34 up with +0.15% percent or +0.60 point.
Wednesday’s Factors and Events
Equities rose earlier in the day, as energy shares jumped after West Texas Intermediate oil futures broke above $75 per barrel for the first time since November 2014. The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) rose more than 1.5 percent earlier in the session before closing 0.5 percent higher.
The moves Tuesday come after stocks eked out a gain on Monday, despite concerns about a spat between the U.S. and its key trade partners. Those worries contributed to a late-session sell-off on Tuesday, however, as trade-sensitive names like Boeing and Caterpillar closed near their session lows. Boeing fell 0.9 percent, while Caterpillar closed 1.8 percent lower.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,174.82 with a loss of -0.54% percent or -132.36 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,713.22 with a loss of -0.49% percent or -13.49 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,502.6 with a loss of -0.86% percent or -65.01 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,660.42 up with +0.32% percent or +5.33 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,028.93 up with +0.16% percent or +1.65 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,957.35 up with +0.19% percent or +3.70 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,191.76 with a loss of -0.64% percent or -7.70 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,618.04 with a loss of -0.39% percent or – 6.35 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,507.65 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -6.84 point;