US PRE MARKET
The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,447.00 for up with +0.26% percent or +6.25 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, August 25. The Dow Futures are trading at 21,828.50 for up with +0.20% percent or +42.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,859.75 for up with +0.33% percent or +19.25 point.
FRIDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
U.S. government debt prices were slightly lower on Friday, as investors awaited more news out of the monetary policy symposium taking place at Jackson Hole.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sat slightly higher at around 2.195 percent at 6.20 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was just above the flatline at 2.768 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.
Friday marks the second day of the 2017 Economic Policy Symposium on “Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy” at Jackson Hole, where leading central bankers are meeting.
U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,783.40 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –28.69 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,438.97 with a loss of –0.21% percent or –5.07 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,271.33 with a loss of –0.11% percent or –7.08 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,373.88 for up with +0.30% percent or +4.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 823.97 for up with +0.14% percent or +1.12 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,701.47 with a loss of –0.09% percent or –1.61 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,078.68 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –2.59 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,440.79 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –2.06 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,350.80 with a loss of –0.18% percent or –2.41 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,783.40 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –28.69 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,452.61 for up with +0.51% percent or +98.84 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,814.53 for up with +1.08% percent or +295.93 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,329.32 for up with +1.77% percent or +57.81 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,596.06 for up with +0.09% percent or +28.05 point at 12:15 PM. In Europe, The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,435.71 for up with +0.39% percent or +28.65 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,221.55 for up with +0.33% percent or +40.72 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,127.10 for up with +00.27% percent or +13.98 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 375.80 for up with +0.34% percent or +1.29 point.