S&P Futures Opening Update as on 16 October 2017

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,553.00 for up with +0.01% percent or +0.25 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Monday, October 16. The Dow Futures are trading at 22,839.50 for up  with +0.04% percent or +9.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,105.13 for up with +0.09% percent or +5.38 point.

MONDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt prices were lower Monday, as investors digested the latest comments coming from leading central banks and turned their attention to news out of the data and auctions space.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sat higher at around 2.289 percent at 5:35 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was up at 2.813 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

Looking to the U.S. Federal Reserve, investors are likely to be digesting the latest comments from the central bank’s chair, Janet Yellen, who delivered remarks Sunday.

 In spite of subdued inflation, Yellen said in Washington that the U.S. economy remains robust and the strength of the labor markets makes the case for gradual increases in interest rates, Reuters reported.

FRIDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were  higher on Friday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,871.72   for up with   +0.13% percent or  +30.71 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,553.17   for up with +0.09% percent or  +2.24 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,605.80 for up with +0.22% percent or  +14.29 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,502.66 with a loss of -0.17%  percent or -2.51 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 908.37   with a loss of  –0.12% percent or –1.06 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,818.82   with a loss of –0.05% percent or  –0.91 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,126.16  for up with +0.10% percent or  +1.12 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,514.89 for up    with  +0.06% percent or  +0.89 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,415.67 for up with +0.08% percent or +1.10 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,871.72   for up with +0.13% percent or +30.71 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,   Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,155.18 for up with +0.96% percent or +200.46 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,461.66  for up  with +0.01% percent or  +2.63 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,390.25   for up with  +0.12% percent or  +4.15 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,412.50   for up with  +0.72%  percent or +230.28 point at 12:15 PM .The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,532.33 with a loss of – 0.04% percent or –2.97 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,007.77   for up with +0.12% percent or  +15.90 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,358.73 for up with +0.13% percent or +7.00 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 391.56 for up with +0.04% percent or  +0.14   point.

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