Dow Futures Opening Update as on 19 October 2018

U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , October 19.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,429.00 up with +0.19% percent or +48.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,777.50 up  with +0.19% percent or +5.25 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,169.00 up with +0.44% percent or +31.25 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,532.08  with a loss of -0.56% percent or -126.08 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,605.96  up with +0.59% percent or +151.41 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,550.46 up with +2.58% percent or +64.05 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,426.32  with a loss of -1.02% percent or -353.26 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,036.85 UP with  +0.14% percent or +9.86 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,538.05 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -51.16 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,068.63  with a loss of -0.94% percent or -48.16 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 359.93   with a loss of -359.93 percent or -1.73 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

The corporate earnings season is off to a strong start. With more than 15 percent of S&P 500 companies having reported, 83 percent have topped analyst expectations, according to FactSet.

Meanwhile, a number of Fed members are expected to speak Friday. At 12 p.m. ET, Atlanta Fed Reserve President Raphael Bostic will participate in an armchair discussion on the economic outlook in Macon, GA. At 12:45 p.m. ET, Dallas Fed Reserve President Robert Kaplan is set to participate in a moderated Q&A session at the Shadow Open Market Committee at the Princeton Club in New York.

Thursday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,379.45  with  a loss of -1.27% percent or  -327.23 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,768.78 with a loss of  -1.44% percent or -40.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,485.14 with a loss of -2.06% percent or -157.56 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,560.75  with a loss of -1.82% percent or -28.85 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 972.21  with a loss of – 1.88% percent or -18.66 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,884.59  with a loss of -1.51% percent or  -28.83 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,232.83   with a loss of -1.50% percent or -18.83 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,633.28  with a loss of -1.48% or  -24.55 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,530.80  with a loss of – 1.45% percent or -22.59 point;

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