Dow Futures Update : 19 August 2021

U.S. stock lower in pre-market trading for Aug 19.The Dow Futures is trading at 34,653.20 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -307.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 4,366.80 with a loss of -0.76% percent or -33.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 14,763.50 with a loss of -0.64% percent or -94.40 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 27,317.81 with a loss of – percent or –268.10 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,419.09  with a loss of – percent or –447.92 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,470.66  with a loss of – percent or –14.63point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 55,629.49  with a loss of – percent or –162.78 point at 12:15 PM.For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,169.32  with a loss of – percent or +27.13 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 6,819.84 with a loss of – percent or –18.93 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 15,921.95 with a loss of –percent or –3.78 point.

 

THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped about 330 points or 1%. The Dow tanked by 380 points on Wednesday as the release of meeting minutes from the Fed’s gathering in July showed the central bank has started eyeing tapering its $120 billion in monthly bond purchases before the year-end.

 

WEDNESDAY ACTIVITY

 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed  at  2,158.78 with a loss of -0.84% percent or -18.39 point. the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,312.82 with a loss of -0.80% percent or -10.57 point. the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,667.07  with a loss of – percent or ?25.43 point. the S&P 100 Index closed at 2,018.72  with a loss of – percent or ?22.25 point.the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,603.06 with a loss of –percent or ?26.87 point. the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,465.45 with a loss of – or?25.74 point.