Dow Futures Opening Update as on 01 August 2018

U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for Wednesday, August 01.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,371.00 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -24.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,816.50 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,264.00 up with +0.27% percent or +19.25 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,746.70 up with +0.86% percent or+192.98 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,261.20 with a loss of -1.13% percent or  -321.81 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,824.53with a loss of -1.80% percent or -51.87  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,534.70 with a loss of -0.19% percent or  -71.88 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,642.76  with a loss of  -1.37% percent or -106.00 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,769.79  with a loss of -0.28% percent or -35.71 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,507.91  with a loss of  -0.061% percent or -3.38 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 390.19  with a loss of -0.36% percent or -1.44 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pulled back ahead of Wednesday’s open, as the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting draws to a close.

Earnings season continues Wednesday, with Restaurant Brands International, Sprint, AMC Entertainment, AutoNation, Generac, Tesla Motors, T-Mobile U.S., Square, Wynn Resorts, Yum China, FireEye and Fitbit all due to report.

Elsewhere, Apple announced strong results after Tuesday’s market close; with the tech giant posting $9.55 billion in software and services revenue for the third quarter.

Tuesday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,415.19 up with +0.43% percent or +108.36 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,816.29  up with +0.49% percent or +13.69 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,671.79 up with +0.49% percent or +0.55% point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,670.80 up with +1.07% percent or +17.67 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,048.88  up with +1.19% percent or +12.32 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,984.49 up with +0.92% percent or +18.08 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,241.76 up  with +0.33% percent or +4.13 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,670.96 up with +0.57% percent or +9.51 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,560.36 up with +0.53% percent or +8.25 point;

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