U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,October 21.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,784.50 up with +0.11% percent or +30.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,994.62 up with +0.21% percent or +6.37 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,900.50 up with +0.25% percent or +19.75 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,548.90 up with +0.25% percent or +56.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,738.35 up with +0.070% percent or +18.77 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,939.62 up with +0.050% percent or +1.48 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,298.38 up with +0.53% percent or +246.32 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,716.90 up with +0.66% percent or +83.30 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,646.65 up with +0.18% percent or +10.41 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 393.31 up with +0.38% percent or +1.47 point.
Monday’s Factors and Events
The U.S. and China may be nearing a tentative, partial trade agreement but the IMF’s new leader has warned the trade truce won’t be enough to boost global growth.
Another ongoing dispute may also be nearing a resolution, with the U.K. and EU agreeing a Brexit deal, though British MPs still have to approve it.
But the U.S. has confirmed tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European goods will take effect on Friday, proving that geopolitical tensions are here to stay.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,770.20 with a loss of –0.95% percent or –255.68 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,986.20 with a loss of –0.39% percent or –11.75 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,089.54 with a loss of –0.83% percent or –67.31 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,535.48 with a loss of –0.41% percent or -6.36 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 950.37 with a loss of –0.53% percent or -5.04 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,936.76 with a loss of -0.097% percent or -1.89 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,321.61 with a loss of –0.62% percent or -8.21 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,748.07 with a loss of –0.40% percent or -7.09 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,648.69 with a loss of –0.40% or -6.67 point.