U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for , December 07.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,833.00 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -74.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,682.62 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -8.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,802.50 with a loss of -0.32% percent or -20.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,678.68 up with +0.82% percent or +177.06 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,166.40 up with +0.038% percent or +10.02 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,605.89 up with +0.027% percent or +0.71 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,516.54 up with +0.58% percent or +204.99 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 6,808.57 UP with +1.56% percent or -104.52 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 10,896.40 up with 0.79% percent or +85.42 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,845.77 up with +1.37% percent or -65.32 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 347.84 up with +1.33% percent or +1.33% point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
The Wall Street Journal reported the central bank is considering whether to signal a wait-and-see approach to rate hikes at its upcoming meeting this month. The report said Fed officials do not know what their next move on rates will be after December. As a result, The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 79.40 points lower at 24,947.67 after plunging nearly 800 points earlier in the day.
On the data front, investors will be keeping a close watch on nonfarm payrolls, a key metric for Fed policy, due at 8.30 ET. At the same time, there will also be unemployment numbers.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,947.67 with a loss of -0.32% percent or -79.40 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,695.95 with a loss of – 0.15% percent or -4.11 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,188.26 up with +0.42% percent or +29.83 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,477.41 with a loss of -0.23% percent or ?3.34 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 922.43 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -2.63 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,817.48 with a loss of – 0.50% percent or -9.14 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,196.20 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -1.28 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,587.18 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -1.89 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,490.64 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -1.66 point;