U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for,Jan 08.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,478.50 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -47.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,237.12 up with +0.06% percent or +1.87 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,854.38 up with +0.02% percent or +1.38 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,204.76 with a loss of –1.57% percent or -370.96 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,053.09 with a loss of -0.95% percent or –268.97point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,066.89 with a loss of –1.22% percent or –37.91 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,711.80 with a loss of –0.39% percent or –157.67 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,184.69 with a loss of –0.32% percent or –42.14 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,003.05 with a loss of –0.15% percent or –9.30 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 416.75 with a loss of -0.22% percent or –0.92 point.
Wednesday’s Factors and Events
“We’re just slightly off all-time highs, even with all the rhetoric and military issues that have occurred over the last few days,” said Brett Ewing, chief market strategist of First Franklin Financial Services in Tallahassee, in an interview with MarketWatch. “That’s a very bullish sign.”
Equity benchmarks reversed earlier losses despite mounting Middle East tensions as President Donald Trump threatened sanctions and said he wouldl demand compensation from Iraq for U.S. military forces if Baghdad follows through on draft legislation to push American forces out of the country following the killing of Soleimani.
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,583.68 with a loss of –0.42% percent or –119.70 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,237.18 with a loss of –0.28% percent or -9.10 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,068.58 with a loss of –0.032% percent or -2.88 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,658.31 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -4.95 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,014.09 with a loss of –0.56% percent or ?5.67 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,049.34 with a loss of –0.23% percent or ?4.82 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,447.36 with a loss of –0.38% percent or -45 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,896.01 with a loss of –0.26% percent or -4.89 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,788.77 with a loss of –0.25% or –4.57 point.