Dow Futures Opening Update as on 23 August 2018

U.S. stock futures mixed  in pre-market trading for Thursday, August 23.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,721.00  up with  +0.02% percent or  +4.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,862.25  up with +0.03% percent or  +1.00 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,429.75  with a loss of -0.05% percent or -1.75 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,410.82 up with +0.22% percent or +48.27 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,795.10 with a loss of -0.47% percent or  -132.48 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,724.62 up with +0.37% percent or +10.02  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,329.75  up with +0.11% percent or  +44.00  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,573.63   with a loss of  -0.0081% percent or -0.61 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,378.12  with a loss of -0.061% percent or -7.58  point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,428.22 up with +0.14% percent or +7.61 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 384.49 up with +0.12% percent or +0.43 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures traded flat Thursday, as the U.S. and China hit one another with a new round of tariffs.

The U.S. and China held talks on Wednesday that are set to continue into Thursday, but observers did not have high hopes after President Donald Trump said he did not “anticipate much” to be resolved, in an interview with Reuters.

Domestic political news also weighed on sentiment, amid legal troubles surrounding Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen and ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort. Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Cohen, saying he wouldn’t advise seeking the lawyer’s services.

Wednesday’s Activity

U.S. market were mixed on wednesday.For the day the Dow is trading at 25,733.60 with a loss of  -0.34% percent or -88.69 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,861.82 with a loss of -0.040% percent or -1.14 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,889.10 up with +0.38% percent or +29.92  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,722.54 up with +0.26% percent or +4.50 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,091.20 up with +0.16% percent or +1.79 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,034.49 with a loss of -0.0088% percent or -0.18 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,267.09 up with +0.043% percent or +0.55 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,702.76 up with +0.0072% percent or +0.12 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,588.52  with a loss of -0.014% percent or -0.22 point;

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