Dow Futures Opening Update as on 12 August 2019

U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for , August 12 The Dow Futures is trading at 26,108.00 with a loss of -0.61% percent or -160.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,902.12   with a loss of -0.60% percent or -17.63 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,613.50  with a loss of -0.61% percent or -46.75 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,684.82 up with +0.44% percent or +91.47 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,911.48  with a loss of -0.11% percent or -27.82  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,814.99 up with +1.45% percent or +40.24 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,581.91 up with +0.68% percent or +254.55 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,214.66  with a loss of -0.54% percent or -39.19 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,672.23 with a loss of  -0.18% percent or -21.68 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,304.37 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -23.55 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 370.70  with a loss of  -0.23% percent or -0.86 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) set its daily midpoint for yuan trading — which determines the limits for its onshore movement — at 7.0211 per dollar. That was weaker than Friday’s session, but stronger than market expectations.

On the data front, the Federal Budget for July is expected to be published at around 2 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Treasury is set to auction $42 billion in 13-week bills and $42 billion in 26-week bills.

Friday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 26,287.44 with a loss of -0.34% percent or  -90.75 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,918.65 with a loss of -0.66%percent or -19.44 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,959.14  with a loss of -1.00% percent or -80.02 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,513.04   with a loss of -1.25% percent or -19.09 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 930.75 with a loss of -1.23% percent or -11.60 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,901.33   with a loss of – 1.25% percent or -23.98 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,287.65 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -9.03 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,714.97  with a loss of -0.74% percent or -12.71 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,616.97 with a loss of -0.70% or -11.40 point.

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