S&P Futures Opening Update as on 19 May 2017

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,368.50 for up with +0.21% percent. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, May 19. The Dow Futures are trading at 20,671.50 for up with +0.17% percent . The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,647.38 for up with  +0.30% percent.

FRIDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday on concerns over U.S. President Trump involvement in an FBI investigation.

Investors are on the search for safety rushed to the yen, sending the dollar to a six-month low.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury notes, which moves inversely to price, was higher at around 2.285 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also higher at 2.959.

In oil markets, Brent crude traded at around $52.07 a barrel on Wednesday, up 0.81 percent, while U.S. crude was around $48.97 a barrel, up 0.64 percent.

THURSDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market indexes were mixed on Thursday. For the day the S&P 500 closed at 2,365.72 for up with +0.37% percent. The Dow Jones Industrial closed at 20,663.02 for up with 0.27% percent. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,055.13 with a loss of  +0.73% percent.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,361.08 for up with  0.38% percent; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 824.24 for up with 0.25% percent; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,695.04 for up with +0.08% percent; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,044.44 for up with 0.36% percent; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,400.34 for up with  0.36% percent; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,310.83 for up with  +0.36% percent; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 20,663.02 with 0.00% percent.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,590.76 for up with  0.19% percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 25,174.87 for up with  0.15% percent. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,090.63 for up with  0.02% percent. India’s S&P BSE Sensex closed at 30,464.92 for up  with  0.10% percent. In Europe, the FTSE 100 are trading at 7,463.38 for up with  0.36% percent. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,615.47 for up with 0.21% percent. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,316.87 for up with  0.51% percent. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 390.80 for up with + 0.41% percent.

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