Dow Futures Opening Update as on 16 July 2018

U.S. stock futures hgher in pre-market trading for Monday, July 16.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,052.00 up with +0.19% percent or +48.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,805.50 up with +0.08% percent or +2.25 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,409.25 up with +0.22% percent or +16.25 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures climbed ahead of Monday’s open, as investors monitored new corporate earnings and a summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Around 5:20 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 44 points, indicating a positive open of 46.59 points. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures indicated an upbeat start to their respective trading sessions.

Investors are currently keeping an eye on the capital city of Finland: Helsinki. On Monday, Trump and Putin will meet in the Finnish city to discuss a range of topics including relations between both nations and security issues.

The meeting comes just days after the U.S. Justice Department announced that special counsel Robert Mueller had acquired an indictment, that charges a dozen Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democrats to interfere in the U.S. election in 2016, and with stealing information of around half a million U.S. voters.

Friday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,019.41 up with +0.38% percent or +94.52 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,801.31 up with +0.11% percent or +3.02 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,825.98 up with +0.026% percent or +2.06 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,687.08  with a loss of -0.19% percent or -3.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,045.81  with a loss of  -0.079% percent or -0.83 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,996.35  with a loss of  -0.019% percent or -0.38 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,235.91 up with +0.098% percent or +1.21 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,667.36 up with +0.065% percent or +1.08  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,555.46 up with +0.086% percent or +1.34 point;

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