U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,Feb 15.The Dow Futures is trading at 31,537.00 up with +0.45% percent or +140.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,946.38 up with +0.39% percent or +15.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 13,840.20 up with +0.26% percent or +35.50 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

The pan-European Stoxx 600 climbed 0.8% by mid-morning trade, with basic resources jumping 2.7% to lead gains as almost all sectors and major bourses entered positive territory.
Oil prices spiked overnight amid fears of an escalation of tensions in the Middle East, after a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen claimed to have intercepted an explosive drone fired by an Iranian-backed Houthi rebel group. Brent crude was up 1.3% at $63.24 per barrel on Monday morning in Europe.

Friday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 31,430.70 with a loss of –percent or  ?7.10 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,916.38 up with + percent or  +6.50 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 14,025.77 up with + percent or  +53.24 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 2,289.36 up with +0.18% percent or +4.04 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,297.90  up with +0.16% percent or  +2.09 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,544.55 up with +0.37% percent or +9.30 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,803.12 up with +0.37% percent or  +6.66 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,387.37  up with +0.48%percent or +11.42 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,237.63 up with +0.50%or +11.22 point.

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