U.S. stock futures lower  in pre-market trading for Tuesday, September 11.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,812.00  with a loss of -0.36% percent or  -93.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,874.25 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -6.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,444.50  with a loss of -0.21% percent or -12.50 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,664.69 up with +1.30% percent or +291.60 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,477.66   with a loss of  -0.51% percent or  ?135.76 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,664.80  with  a loss of -0.18% percent or ?4.68 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,874.62 with a loss of  0.13%  percent or  ?47.55 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,236.56 with a loss of -0.59% percent or -42.74 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,933.76  with a loss of  -0.44% percent or  -52.58  point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,257.38    with a loss of -0.23% percent or  -12.25 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 374.36  with  a loss of -0.31% percent or -1.17 point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures fell ahead of Tuesday’s open, as investors focused on geopolitics.

Investors around the globe continue to show signs of cautiousness amid trade and political developments. Last Friday, President Donald Trump said he was “ready to go” on hitting China with an additional $267 billion worth of tariffs.

The U.S. administration had already previously announced that it would impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods.Consequently, investors will be keeping abreast of this issue to see if more developments emerge.

Monday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,857.07 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -59.47 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,877.13   up with +0.19% percent or +5.45 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,924.16 up  with +0.27% percent or +21.62 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,717.47  up with +0.25%  percent or+4.29  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,082.57 up with +0.13% percent or +1.42 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,031.78 up with +0.22% percent or +4.53 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,272.29 up with +0.080% percent or +1.02 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,710.71 up with +0.22% or +3.72 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,596.94  up with +0.22% percent or +3.43 point;