Dow Futures Opening Update as on 03 October 2018

U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , October 03.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,857.00 up with +0.19% percent or  +50.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,935.50  up  with +0.24% percent or +7.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,671.50 up  with  +0.24% percent or+18.25 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 24,110.96  with  a loss of -0.66% percent or -159.66 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,099.64  with  a loss of -0.099% percent or -26.74 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,821.35  up with +1.06% percent or  +29.58 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,456.05  with a loss of – 0.19% percent or -70.09 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,518.49 up with  +0.59% percent or +43.94 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,287.58 with a loss of – 0.42% percent or -51.45 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,498.01  up with +0.55% percent or +30.12 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 383.78  up with +0.48% percent or +1.83 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures ticked higher ahead of Wednesday’s open as investors awaited the release of fresh economic data.

A slew of Federal Reserve members are due to speak Wednesday, including Fed Chair Jerome Powell, who is due to appear at The Atlantic Festival in Washington DC. Another important speech will come from Governor Lael Brainard, who will be in Chicago at the FedPayments Improvement Community Forum.

Tuesday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 26,773.94  up with +0.46% percent or +122.73 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,923.43 with a loss of  -0.040% percent or -1.16  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,999.55  with a loss of -0.47% percent or -37.76 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,656.04  with a loss of  -1.01% percent or -16.95 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,035.42   with a loss of -1.07% percent or  -11.22 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,996.55  with a loss of -0.38% percent or -7.64 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,301.56  up with  +0.055% percent or +0.72 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,726.47  with a loss of -0.16% percent or -2.72 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,617.66  with a loss of – 0.088% percent or -1.43 point;

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