S&P Futures Opening Update as on 24 August 2017

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,443.50 for up with +0.08% percent or +2.00 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, August 24. The Dow Futures are trading at 21,822.50 for up with  +0.13% percent or +27.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,859.75 for up with +0.20% percent or +11.75 point.

THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. Treasury yields rose on Thursday, as investors turned their attention to a monetary policy symposium at Jackson Hole.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sat in the black at around 2.185 percent at 7:38 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was higher at 2.758 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

Thursday marks the start of the 2017 Economic Policy Symposium on “Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy” at Jackson Hole, where leading central bankers are set to meet.

 Over the three-day event, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are both set to speak at the symposium, with investors watching the event closely for any indications when it comes to monetary policy outlook.

WEDNESDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,812.09  with  a loss of –0.40% percent or  –87.80 point.The S&P 500 closed at 2,444.04 with a loss of –0.35% percent or –8.47 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,278.41  with a loss of –0.30%percent or  –19.07 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,369.74  with a loss of -0.13% percent or -1.80 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 822.85  with a loss of  –0.31% percent or –2.52 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,703.08  with a loss of –0.23% percent or –3.96 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,081.27  with a loss of  –0.37% percent or –3.97 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,442.85  with  a loss of –0.30% percent or –4.36 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,353.21  with a loss of –0.31% percent or –4.27 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,812.09  with a loss of –0.40% percent or –87.80 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,353.77 with a loss of  –0.42% percent or  –80.87 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,543.03 for up with +0.52% percent or +141.36 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,271.33 with a loss of –0.50% percent or –16.37 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,613.20 for up with +0.14% percent or +45.19 point at 12:15 PM . In Europe, the FTSE 100 are trading at 7,420.96 for up with  +0.52% percent or  +38.31 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,214.45 for up with +0.33% percent or +40.15 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,127.16 for up with  +0.23% percent or +11.82 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 375.53 for up with  +0.43% percent or +1.61 point.

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