U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,Dec 31.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,458.50 up with +0.07% percent or +18.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,225.62 up with +0.07% percent or +2.12 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,738.75 up with +0.06% percent or +5.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,656.62 with a loss of –0.76% percent or -181.10 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,189.75 with a loss of –0.46% percent or –129.64 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,050.12 up with +0.33% percent or +10.10 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,442.52 with a loss of –0.28% percent or –115.48 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,249.01 with a loss of -0.66% percent or -88.10 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,975.49 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -6.72 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 415.70 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -0.42 point.
Tuesday’s Factors and Events
“The market is taking some time to catch its breath,” John Conlon, senior portfolio manager and director of equity strategy at People’s United Advisors, told MarketWatch. “We’ve been setting records for several days, so it seems like a good time to take some money off the table and reassess what’s going on,” he said.
Meanwhile, Wall Street experienced seasonally light volumes in another holiday-shortened week, with markets in the U.S. and much of the world set to be closed on Wednesday for the New Year’s Day holiday. Low volume could be contributing to sharpness of losses for stocks
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,462.14 with a loss of –0.64% percent or –183.12 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,221.29 with a loss of –0.58% percent or -18.73 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,945.99 with a loss of –0.67% percent or -60.62 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,664.15 with a loss of –0.29% percent or -4.88 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,018.02 with a loss of –0.083% percent or -0.85 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,060.72 with a loss of –0.10% percent or -2.16 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,438.14 with a loss of –0.64% percent or -9.33 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,886.66 with a loss of –0.56% percent or -10.58 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,778.89 with a loss of –0.58% or -10.31 point.