U.S. stock lower in pre-market trading for,Feb 27.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,699.00 with a loss of -0.80% percent or -215.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,087.12 with a loss of -0.74% percent or -23.13 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,787.75 with a loss of -0.71% percent or -62.50 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,948.23 with a loss of –2.13% percent or –477.96 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,734.81 up with +0.14% percent or +38.32 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,991.33 up with 0.11% percent or +3.40 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,612.07 with a loss of –0.64% percent or –256.52 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,517.04 with a loss of –2.02% percent or –257.84 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,564.57 with a loss of –2.11% percent or –119.97 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 395.40 with a loss of –-2.28% percent or -9.22 point.
Thursday’s Factors and Events
The Dow Jones index suffered from its worst two-day sell-off in nearly four years yesterday, and sadly, there is still more to come. The Dow Jones index dropped 0.46%, the S&P500 fell 0.38% but the Russell index closed higher with a gain of 0.17%. The volatility index, VIX closed lower with a loss of 1.04% but still remained above the critical level of 20 that stimulates fear in the equity markets.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,957.59 with a loss of –0.46% percent or –123.77 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,116.39 with a loss of –0.38% percent or –11.82 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,980.77 up with +0.17% percent or +15.16 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,552.76 with a loss of –1.22% percent or -19.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 935.03 with a loss of –1.26% percent or –11.89 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,921.97 with a loss of –1.54% percent or ?29.97 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,395.45 with a loss of –0.19% percent or –2.67 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,824.74 with a loss of –0.54% percent or –9.85 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,724.76 with a loss of –0.49% or –8.50 point