S&P Futures Opening Update as on 25 July 2017

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,473.00 for up with  +0.18% percent or +4.50 point. Other U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Tuesday, July 25. The Dow Futures are trading at 21,554.00 for up with  +0.25% percent or +53.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,937.38 for up with  +0.06% percent or +3.38 point.

TUESDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt prices were lower on Tuesday, as investors geared up for more data while keeping an ear out for any news out of the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) latest meeting.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sat higher at around 2.276 percent at 5.45 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was up at 2.852 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

The FOMC is set to begin the first day of its two-day meeting on Tuesday, where the U.S. central bank is expected to look at the current health of the U.S. economy, and contemplate on what they should do next in terms of strategy, interest rates and their balance sheet.

 Sticking with central banks, the Bank of Japan released the minutes from its June meeting on Tuesday. In the minutes, some members said the central bank would need to highlight how it would manage policy, and how exiting quantitative easing could affect the BOJ’s finances; according to Reuters.

MONDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market  were lower on Monday. For the day The S&P 500 closed at 2,469.91 with a loss of – 0.11% percent or –2.63 point. the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,513.17 with a loss of –0.31% percent or –66.90 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,410.81 for up with  +0.36% percent or +23.05 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,438.05 for up with +0.15% percent or  +2.22 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 868.33 for up with  +0.01% percent or +0.08 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,776.80 for up with  +0.16% percent or  +2.88 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,086.82 with a loss of-0.08% percent or –0.92 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,463.99 with a loss of –0.05% percent or –0.70point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,369.24 with a loss of-0.06% percent or –0.89 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,513.17 with a loss of –0.31% percent or –66.90 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,955.20 with a loss of –0.10% percent or –20.47 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 26,826.32 with a loss of –0.08% percent or –20.51 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,241.22  with a loss of –0.29% percent or  –9.38 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 32,224.63  with a loss of  –0.07% percent or  –21.24 point at 12:15 PM. In Europe, the FTSE 100 are trading at 7,447.34 for up with  +0.94% percent or +69.61 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,280.27 for up with   +0.58% percent or  +71.32 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,184.23 for up with +1.10% percent or +56.54 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 381.92 for up with  +0.71% percent or +2.67 point.

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