Dow Futures Opening Update as on 18 Feb. 2020

U.S. stock higher lower in pre-market trading for,Feb 18.The Dow Futures is trading at 29,259.00  with a loss of -0.46% percent or -136.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,367.88  with a loss of -0.39% percent or -13.12 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,672.25 up with +0.42% percent or +40.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,193.80 with a loss of –1.40% percent or –329.44 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,565.67 with a loss of –1.41% percent or –393.93 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,984.97 up with +0.045% percent or +1.35 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,628.05 with a loss of –1.04% percent or –427.64 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,687.44  with a loss of –0.70% percent or –96.45 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,060.70 with a loss of –0.41% percent or –25.24 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 429.92 with a loss of -0.51% percent or -2.19   point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

Stocks certainly felt some pressure and traded lower for a while, but two of the major indices still finished at all-time closing highs and ALL of them secured a second straight week of gains.

The market has been extremely resilient during the growing coronavirus… except on Fridays. In four of the previous five weeks, investors decided to take profits on the final day ahead of the weekend. And sometimes it ruined the performance of the entire week.

Monday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 29,398.08 with a loss of –0.086% percent or –25.23   point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,380.16 up with +0.18% percent or +6.22 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,731.18 up with +0.20% percent or +19.21 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,687.58 up with -0.36% percent or -6.15 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,018.27 with a loss of –0.51% percent or -5.20 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,096.61 with a loss of –0.032% percent or -0.68 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,515.53 up with +0.15% percent or +2.30 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,979.52 up  with +0.17% percent or +3.30 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,870.83 up with +0.20% or +3.79 point.

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