Dow Futures Opening Update as on 25 February 2019

U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , February 25.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,144.00 up with +0.55% percent or +142.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,802.88  up with +0.42% percent or +11.63 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,127.88 up with +0.56% percent or +39.63 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,528.23 up with +0.48% percent or +102.72 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,954.65  up with +0.48% percent or +138.35 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,961.28 up with +5.60% percent or +157.06 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,005.53 up with +0.37% percent or +134.05 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,197.46 up with +0.26% percent or +18.86 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,497.08  up with +0.34% percent or +39.38 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,234.88  up with  +0.37% percent or +19.04 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 372.04  up with +0.22% percent or +0.83 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher start to the trading day Monday after President Donald Trump announced a delay in trade tariffs on Chinese goods.

In his posts, Trump cited “substantial progress” in bilateral talks between the world’s two largest economies, including intellectual property protection and technology transfer issues. As a result, the president said he would suspend the new levies, however he did not state a new deadline.

Last week, sources familiar with the situation told CNBC that the United States and China are discussing a late March meeting between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida

Friday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 26,031.81 up with +0.70% percent or +181.18  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,792.67 up with  +0.64% percent or +17.79 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,527.54 up with +0.91% percent or +67.84 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,590.06 up with +0.92% percent or+14.51 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 987.29 up with +0.44% percent or +4.34 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,933.72  up with +0.80% percent or +15.36 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,225.06  up with +0.63% percent or +7.62 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,654.54  up with +0.69% percent or +5.88 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,549.97 up with +0.67% percent or +10.31 point.

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