U.S. stock futures mixed in pre-market trading for Wednesday, August 22.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,796.00 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -11.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,859.75 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -2.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,399.50 up with +0.09% percent or +6.50 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,362.55 up with +0.64% percent or +142.82 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,862.52 up with +0.40% percent or +109.73 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,713.36 with a loss of -0.75% percent or -20.46 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,285.75 up with +0.018% percent or +7.00 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,588.22 up with +0.30% percent or +22.52 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,411.02 up with +0.21% percent or +26.53 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,429.56 up with +0.39% percent or +20.97 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 384.87 up with +0.19% percent or +0.19% point.
Wednesday’s Factors and Events
U.S. stock index futures attempted to shake off renewed political worries surrounding President Donald Trump on the day the bull market was set to become the longest on record.
Dow futures fell nearly 100 points overnight at one point after Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to eight counts related to tax fraud, campaign contributions, making false statements to a financial institution, and unlawful corporate contributions. Cohen also admitted to making payments to two women at the direction of Trump.
U.S. market were higher on Tuesday.For the day the Dow is trading at 25,822.29 up with +0.25% percent or +63.60 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,862.96 up with +0.21% percent or +5.91 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,859.17 up with +0.49% percent or +38.17 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,718.05 up with +1.14% percent or +19.35 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,089.41 up with +1.21% percent or + 12.99 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,034.67 up with +0.80% percent or +16.23 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,266.54 up with +0.18% percent or +2.30 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,702.64 up with +0.33% percent or +5.57 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,588.74 up with +0.26% percent or +4.14 point;