S&P Futures Opening Update as on 21 July 2017

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,471.00 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.25 point. Other U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Friday, July 21. The Dow Futures are trading at 21,562.50 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -18.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,916.00 with a loss of – 0.16% percent or -9.25 point.

FRIDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt prices were higher on Friday, as investors continued to digest decisions and comments made by the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sat in the red at around 2.244 percent at 5.30 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also down at 2.813 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

With no major data set to be released on Friday, investors are likely to still be digesting the latest comments from the ECB and its president Mario Draghi, delivered on Thursday.

 On Thursday, the central bank held fire on interest rates and asset purchases, amid speculation that the institution would begin to scale back its ultra-loose monetary policy later this year.

THURSDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market  were lower on Thursday. For the day The S&P 500 closed at 2,473.45 with a loss of – 0.02% percent or –0.38 point. the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,611.78 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –28.97 point.The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,390.00 for up with +0.08% percent or +4.96 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,442.35 for up with +0.04% percent or +0.58 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 872.27 for up with +0.04% percent or +0.32 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,778.61 for up with +0.10% percent or +1.84 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,089.26 with  0.00% percent or +0.05 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,465.78 with a loss of –0.02% percent or –0.24 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,370.71 with  a loss of-0.02% percent or –0.29 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,611.78 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –28.97 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,099.75 with a loss of –0.22% percent or –44.84 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 26,706.09 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –34.12 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,237.98 with a loss of –0.21% percent or –6.88 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 32,028.89 for up with +0.39% percent or +124.49 point at 12:15 PM. In Europe, the FTSE 100 are trading at 7,481.19 with  a loss of 0.08% percent or –5.77 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,334.46 with a loss of –0.91% percent or –112.79 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,164.07 with a loss of –0.68% percent or –35.15 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 382.46 with a loss of -0.42% percent or -1.63 point.

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