U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , March 05.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,859.50 up with +0.18% percent or +45.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,796.38 up with +0.17% percent or +4.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,158.75 up with +0.18% percent or +13.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,726.28   with a loss of -0.44% percent or -95.76 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,973.99  up with +0.050% percent or +14.40 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,053.28  up with +0.85% percent or +25.71 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,159.29 up with +0.26% percent or +95.48 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,157.33  up with +0.32% percent or +22.94 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,585.53   with  a loss of -0.062% percent or  -7.13 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,285.28   with a loss of -0.024% percent or -1.29 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 375.01  with a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.02% point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures were marginally higher Tuesday morning with market players still focused on U.S.-China trade developments.

At around 02:20 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 7 points, indicating a positive open of just 4 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq both pointed to a narrowly higher open.

Wall Street ended Monday on a negative note, after some disappointing data affected market sentiment. Construction spending fell 0.6 percent in December.

Monday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,819.65 with a loss of -0.79% percent or -206.67 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,792.81  with a loss of -0.39% percent or -10.88 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,577.57  with a loss of -0.23% percent or -17.79  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,575.44 with a loss of -0.89% percent or -14.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 969.12 with a loss of -0.99% percent or -9.67 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,915.93  with a loss of -0.49% percent or -9.42 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,229.43   with a loss of -0.24% percent or -3.00 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,652.76   with a loss of -0.47% percent or -7.85 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,549.31 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -6.83 point.