Dow Futures Opening Update as on 12 July 2018

U.S. stock futures hgher in pre-market trading for Thursday, July 12.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,848.00 up with +0.64% percent or +159.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,787.25 up with +2,787.25 percent or +13.75 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,285.25 up with +0.43% percent or +31.50 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Thursday, as investors focus on earnings and monitor developments at a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium.

At around 7 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 195 points, indicating a positive open of 195.55 points. Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 futures also suggested strong starts to their respective trading sessions.

The moves Thursday come after stocks sold off on trade fears. The U.S. unveiled on Tuesday a list targeting $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for a 10 percent import tariff.

Wednesday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 24,700.45 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -219.21 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,774.02  with a loss of  -0.71% percent or -19.82 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,716.61 with a loss of      – 0.55% percent or -42.59 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,683.66 with a loss of -0.71% percent or -11.96 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,044.24  with  a loss of -0.77% percent or -8.15 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,991.48 with a loss of -0.83% percent or -16.64 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,221.77 with a loss of  -0.66% percent or -8.12 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,652.86 with  a loss of -0.70% percent or -11.67  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,541.07 with  a loss of -0.70% percent or -10.87 point;

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