U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for , February 08.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,046.00 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -85.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,693.88 with a loss of -0.37% percent or -10.12 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,870.00 with a loss of -0.51% percent or -35.50 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,333.17 with a loss of -2.01% percent or -418.11 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,972.55 with a loss of -0.063% percent or -17.66 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,618.23 up with +1.30% percent or +33.66 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,741.37 with a loss of -0.62% percent or -229.72 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,100.23 up with +0.094% percent or +6.65 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,024.90 up with +0.026% percent or +2.88 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,994.97 with +0.19% percent or +9.41 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 360.23 up with +0.04% percent or +0.14 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, with officials from the world’s two largest economies poised to meet for a fresh round of talks next week.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday trade representatives from Washington and Beijing would both aim to reach a dealnext week. The talks come with less than three weeks to go before a March 2 deadline could see an increase in U.S. tariffs on Chinese products.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,169.53 with a loss of -0.87% percent or -220.77 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,706.05 with a loss of -0.94% percent or -25.56 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,288.35 with a loss of -1.18% percent or -86.93 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,333.17 with a loss of -2.01% percent or -418.11 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,946.32 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -43.89 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,618.23 up with +1.30% percent or +33.66 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,546.48 with a loss of -1.15% percent or -424.61 point at 12:15 PM.