Dow Futures Opening Update as on 18 October 2019

U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,October 18.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,998.00 up with +0.02% percent or +5.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,999.62  up with +0.36% percent or +0.05% point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,951.25  with a loss of -0.02% percent or -1.50 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,492.68 up with +0.18% percent or +40.82 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,698.59 with a loss of –0.56% percent or –149.90 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,938.14 with a loss of –1.32% percent or –39.19  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,258.78 up with +0.53% percent or +206.72 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,670.72 up with +0.12% percent or  +15.77 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,654.42  with a loss of –0.33% percent or –18.64 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 392.95   with a loss of -0.03% percent or -0.02  point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

After the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.09%  edged up 24 points on Thursday, Dow futures YM00, +0.06%  are slightly down, along with Nasdaq futures NQ00, -0.02%  and S&P 500 futures ES00, +0.05%  .

Europe stocks SXXP, +0.03%  are down, while Asian markets ADOW, +0.09%  fell on news China’s GDP growth slipped to its slowest pace since the first quarter of 1992.

The pound GBPUSD, +0.0543%  has nudged higher against the dollar after the U.K. and EU agreed a Brexit deal.

Thursday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 27,025.88 up with 0.089% percent or +23.90  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,997.95  up with +0.28% percent or +8.26 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,156.85  with +0.40% percent or +32.67 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,541.84 up with +1.10% percent or +16.79 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 955.41 up with +1.10% percent or +10.36 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,938.65 with 0.85% percent or +16.25 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,329.82 up with +0.23% percent or +3.09 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,755.15 up with +0.36%  percent or +6.26 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,655.37  up with +0.31%  or +5.06  point.

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