Dow Futures Opening Update as on 30 July 2018

U.S. stock futures Mixed in pre-market trading for Monday, July 30.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,419.00 up with +0.02% percent or +5.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,815.50 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -2.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,286.75 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -14.50 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,544.84  with a loss of -0.74% percent or -167.91 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,713.31 with a loss of -0.32% percent or -90.97 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,869.05 with  a loss of  -0.16% percent or -4.54  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,460.62 up with  +0.33% percent or +123.77  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,701.35 up with +0.02% percent or +3.63 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,840.01 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -20.39 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,498.80  with a loss of -0.24% percent or -12.96 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 391.14 with  a loss of -0.24% percent or -0.93 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a muted open on Monday as negative trade from international markets weighed on sentiment.

On Monday, a slew of corporates are due to report their earnings, with investors keeping a close eye on updates out of Caterpillar, Simon Property Group, Bloomin’ Brands, Samsung Electronics and AK Steel.

In data, pending homes sales are due out at 10 a.m. ET, followed by the Dallas Fed’s manufacturing survey at 10:30 a.m. ET.

This comes just days after the advance reading of the U.S.’ gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter, which showed Friday that the economy had grown by 4.1 percent, in line with estimates.

Friday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,451.06  with a loss of -0.30% percent or -76.01 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,818.82  with a loss of -0.66% percent or -18.62 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,737.42 with a loss of -1.46% percent or -114.77 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,663.34 with a loss of -1.89% percent or -32.02 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,041.30  with a loss of -1.74% percent or -18.47 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,975.22 with a loss of -1.11% percent or -22.22 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,243.83 with a loss of -0.61% percent or -7.67 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at1,672.00 with a loss of -0.81%percent or -13.60 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,561.99 with a loss of  -0.72% percent or -11.28 point;

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