Dow Futures Opening Update as on 29 August 2018

U.S. stock futures mixed  in pre-market trading for Wednesday, August 29.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,073.00 with a loss of  -0.05% percent or  -12.00 point.  The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,899.25 with 0.00% percent or  0.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,589.25  up with +0.15% percent or +11.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,848.22 up with +0.15% percent or +34.75 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,325.33  with  a loss of -0.093% percent or  -26.29 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,767.04 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -10.94  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,883.18  with a loss of -0.035% percent or  -13.45  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,589.10   with a loss of -0.37% percent or -28.12 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,520.74   with a loss of -0.053% percent or -6.68  point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,485.95 up with +0.018% percent or +0.96 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 385.49 up with +0.01% percent or +0.03  point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures posted gains ahead of Wednesday’s open, as investors awaited news surrounding trade talks between the States, Mexico and Canada.

Markets in Asia and Europe tried for gains Wednesday, as market participants kept abreast of news surrounding a trade agreement between the U.S. and other major economies.

On Monday, the States secured a new trade deal with Mexico, which would replace the current NAFTA agreement and last for 16 years. Canada re-joined talks with the two nations on Tuesday, with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland telling reporters that Mexico’s “difficult” concessions to the States earlier this week would help lead the way for productive discussions between all the countries this week; according to Reuters.

Tuesday’s Activity

U.S. market were higher on Tuesday.For the day the Dow is trading at 26,064.02 up with +0.055% percent or 14.38 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,897.52 up with +0.027%percent or +0.78 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,030.04 up with +0.15% percent or +12.14  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,728.42 up with +0.00091% percent or +0.016 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,092.64 with a loss of -0.029% percent or -0.32 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,043.94  with a loss of -0.0059% percent or -0.12 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,283.24  with a loss of -0.016% percent or -0.21 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,722.84 up with +0.041% percent or +0.71 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,608.36  up with +0.045% percent or +0.72 point;

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