U.S. stock futures lower  in pre-market trading for , March 07.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,578.50  with a loss of -0.34% percent or -87.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,764.38  with a loss of -0.26% percent or -7.12 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,092.25 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -19.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,456.01   with a loss of -0.65% percent or -140.80 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,883.59  with a loss of -0.53% percent or -154.01 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,121.81  up with +0.64% percent or +19.71 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,672.41 up with +0.099% percent or +36.31 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,156.57  with a loss of -0.55% percent or -39.43 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,525.01   with  a loss of -0.54% percent or  -62.62 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,264.00   with a loss of -0.47% percent or -24.81 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 373.56  with a loss of –0.51% percent or -1.95 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures were lower Thursday morning as market players remain focused on U.S.-China relations.

Data out on Wednesday showed that the U.S. trade deficit remains a problem. President Donald Trump has imposed a series of tariffs on countries like China, in an attempt to bring down his country’s trade deficit. However, Wednesday’s data showed that trade deficit in the U.S. hit a 10-year high in December.

As trade talks between the world’s largest economies continue, there’s fresh tensions regarding Huawei. The Chinese firm filled a lawsuit against the U.S. government, claiming the law which bans it from selling equipment to government agencies is unconstitutional

Wednesday’s Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,673.46 with a loss of -0.52% percent or -133.17 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,771.45  with a loss of -0.65% percent or -18.20 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,505.92  with a loss of -0.93% percent or -70.44  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,536.82 with a loss of -2.01% percent or -31.46 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 945.78 with a loss of -1.97% percent or -19.05 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,881.47  with a loss of -1.38% percent or -26.30 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,223.14   with a loss of -0.54% percent or -6.61 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,637.11 with a loss of -0.80% percent or -13.15 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,536.47 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -10.86 point.