US PRE MARKET
The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,434.75 for up with +0.11% percent or +2.75 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, June 08. The Dow Futures are trading at 21,188.50 for up with +0.10% percent or +20.50 point . The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,893.25 for up with +0.23% percent or +13.50 point.
THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
U.S. government debt prices edged lower on Thursday, as investors braced themselves for political news out of the U.S. and Europe.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note edged higher at around 2.195 percent at 7:55 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was up at 2.855 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.
On Thursday, U.S. investors will be paying close attention to a testimony by former FBI Director James Comey, who is set to speak and answer questions in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee; marking the first time the former director will speak publically since being dismissed by President Donald Trump.
U.S. market indexes were higher Wednesday. For the day The S&P 500 closed at 2,433.14 for up with +0.16% percent or +3.81 point. the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,173.69 for up with +0.18% percent or +37.46 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,297.38 for up with +0.36% percent or +22.32 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,396.67 for up with +0.13% percent or +1.78 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 846.20 for up with +0.15% percent or +1.24 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,736.84 with a loss of –0.01% percent or –0.21 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,073.47 for up with +0.17% percent or +1.85 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,439.79 for up with +0.14% percent or +1.97 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,347.98 for up with +0.14% percent or 1.86 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,173.69 for up with +0.18% percent or +37.46 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,909.26 with a loss of –0.38% percent or –75.36 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 26,063.06 for up with +0.34% percent or +88.90 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,150.33 for up with +0.32% percent or +10.01 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,213.36 with a loss of –0.19% percent or –57.92 point. In Europe, the FTSE 100 are trading at 7,468.05 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –10.57 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,708.44 for up with +0.28% percent or +35.95 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,272.98 for up with +0.14% percent or +7.45 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 389.59 for up with +0.11% percent or +0.41 point.