U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,May 06.The Dow Futures is trading at 34,163.00 up with +0.13% percent or +45.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 4,167.88 up with +0.19% percent or +7.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 13,544.00 up with +0.39% percent or +53.00 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 29,321.17 up with + percent or +508.54 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,565.81 up with + percent or +147.83 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,451.29 up with + percent or +4.27 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 48,668.03 with a loss of percent or ?9.52 point at 12:15 PM.For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,039.30 with percent or +116.13 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 6,339.47 up with percent or +87.72 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 15,170.78 up with + percent or +314.30 point.

A new set of $1,400 stimulus checks has been sent, bringing the total number of payments issued to approximately 164 million, or about $386 billion.

More than 1.1 million payments were sent this time, representing more than $2 billion. About 600,000 of those payments were made using direct deposit, while the rest were sent via paper check.

The new payments mark the eighth batch sent since Congress approved the checks in March. Payments are for up to $1,400 per individual, as well as $1,400 per eligible dependent, so long as recipients fall under certain income thresholds and meet other requirements.

Wednesday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 34,230.34 up with +percent or +97.31 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,167.59 up with + percent or +2.93 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,582.42 with a loss of – percent or –51.08 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed  at  2,241.37 with a loss of percent or -6.92 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,353.81 with a loss of -0.04% percent or  -0.60 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,726.67 with a loss of – percent or ?4.30 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,889.01 up with percent or  +1.29 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,488.38 with a loss of –percent or ?0.91 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,343.24 with a loss of – or ?0.40 point.


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