U.S. stock  lower in pre-market trading for,April 03.The Dow Futures is trading at 21,069.00 with a loss of -0.96% percent or -204.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,493.88 with a loss of -0.90% percent or -22.62 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,557.00 with a loss of -0.92% percent or -70.25 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 17,820.19 up with +0.0082% percent or +1.47 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,161.64 with a loss of  -0.51% percent or -118.42 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,763.99 with a loss of -1.69% percent or -16.65  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 27,823.09 with a loss of  -1.56% percent or -442.22 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 9,531.67  with a loss of –0.41% percent or –39.15  point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,174.83 with a loss of –1.09% percent or –46.12 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 309.61 with a loss of -0.79% percent or -0.79%  point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

the index mounted a comeback and finished higher by 2.24% (or nearly 470 points) to 21,413.44. It rallied into the close and made up for almost half of yesterday’s approximately 970-point drop.

The S&P was up 2.28% to 2526.90 and the NASDAQ rose 1.72% (or around 126 points) to 7487.31.

These gains were made despite another rough reading for jobless claims. Remember how aghast everyone was with last week’s 3.3 million new claims? Well, this week’s report doubled that to 6.6 million, or approximately 10 million in two weeks.

Thursday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 21,413.44 up with 2.24% percent or +469.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,526.90 up with +2.28% percent or  +56.40 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,487.31 up with +1.72% percent or +126.73 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,085.81 up with +1.29% percent or +13.81  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 645.29 up with +1.51% percent or +9.63 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,375.35 up with +1.04% percent or +14.14 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,168.51 up with +2.56% percent or +29.20 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,449.52 up with +2.06% percent or +29.25 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,381.14 up with +2.11% or +28.48 point.