S&P Futures Opening Update as on 25 September 2017

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,498.38 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -1.12 point. Other U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Monday, September 25. The Dow Futures are trading at 22,294.50 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -4.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,927.88 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -8.37 point.

MONDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt yields were lower as investors grew worried in the wake of a new exchange of barbs between North Korea and Washington.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury notes, which moves inversely to price, was lower at 2.261 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at 2.798 percent.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that he was considering the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure” in response to Trump’s warning the U.S. would be prepared to “totally destroy” Pyongyang if forced to defend itself or its allies.

North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Yong Ho said that his country may consider a test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, according to a report from South Korea’s official news agency Yonhap.

 Ri’s threat is significant because such a detonation would move North Korea’s nuclear weapons activities beyond its borders for the first time.

FRIDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were mixed on Friday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,349.59  with a loss of –0.04% percent or –9.64 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,502.22 for up with +0.06% percent or +1.62 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,426.92 for up with +0.07% percent or +4.23 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,450.78 for up with  +0.46% percent or +6.60 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 874.87 for up with +0.68% percent or  +5.91 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,768.65 for up with  +0.33% percent or +5.82 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,106.61  for up with  +0.02% percent or +0.22 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,482.86 for up  with +0.11% percent or +1.59 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,387.33 for up with +0.08% percent or +1.09 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,349.59  with a loss of  –0.04% percent or –9.64 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,   Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,397.58  for up with +0.50% percent or +101.13 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,500.34  with a loss of –1.36% percent or –380.19 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,341.55  with  a loss of –0.33% percent or  –10.98 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 31,626.63  with  a loss of –0.93% percent or –295.81 point at 12:15 PM. The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,294.94 with a loss of  –0.21% percent or –15.70 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,616.91 for up  with +0.20% percent or +24.56 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,267.30  with a loss of –0.27% percent or –14.00 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 383.86 for up  with +0.17% percent or  +0.69 point.

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