US PRE MARKET
The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,464.00 with a loss of -0.36% percent or -9.00 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, August 10. The Dow Futures are trading at 21,970.50 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -47.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,886.88 with a loss of -0.60% percent or -35.62 point.
THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday as investors remained cautious in the face of continuing tensions between the United States and North Korea.
* North Korea on Thursday detailed plans for a missile strike near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. The nuclear-armed nation said it was finalizing plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land 18-25 miles from Guam.
* The latest round of tensions began after U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea that it would face “fire and fury” if it threatened the United States. However, U.S. stocks recovered temporarily late on Wednesday as investors appeared to brush off the geopolitical concerns following encouraging comments from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
U.S. market index were lower on Wednesday. For the day The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,048.70 with a loss of –0.17% percent or –36.64 point.The S&P 500 closed at 2,474.02 with a loss of –0.04% percent or –0.90 point.The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,352.33 with a loss of –0.28% percent or –18.13 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,396.95 with a loss of -0.94% percent or -13.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 844.00 with a loss of –0.88% percent or –7.48point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,735.94 with a loss of –0.69% percent or –12.07 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,095.14 with a loss of –0.01% percent or –0.08 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,460.86 with a loss of –0.15% percent or –2.13 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,369.31 with a loss of –0.08% percent or –1.11 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,048.70 with a loss of –0.17% percent or –36.64 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,729.74 with a loss of –0.05% percent or –8.97 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,503.93 with a loss of –0.91% percent or –253.16 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,263.20 with a loss of –0.38%percent or –12.37 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,680.93 with a loss of –0.36% percent or –115.67 point at 12:15 PM . In Europe, the FTSE 100 are trading at 7,413.63 with a loss of –1.13 percent or –84.43 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,084.87 with a loss of –0.57% percent or –69.13 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,135.92 with a loss of –0.19% percent or –9.77 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 378.41 with a loss of -0.38% percent or -1.43 point.