S&P Futures Opening Update as on 26 October 2017

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,561.50 for up with +0.12% percent or +3.00 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, October 26. The Dow Futures are trading at 23,342.50 for up with +0.18% percent or +41.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,068.25 for up with +0.06% percent or +3.75 point.

THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday, as investors get ready for the latest remarks by the European Central Bank and await more economic data.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sat lower at around 2.426 percent at 5:45 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was down at 2.938 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

While earnings are expected to dominate the agenda on Wall Street, when it comes to the bond markets, it’s all about economic data and the ECB.

Thursday’s session will be packed with economic data. Jobless claims and advance economic indicators kick off the day at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Shortly after, pending home sales will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET, followed by the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey will then be release at 11 a.m. ET.

WEDNESDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were Lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,329.46 with a loss of –0.48% percent or –112.30 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,557.15  with a loss of –0.47% percent or  –11.98 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,563.89 with a loss of  –0.52% percent or –34.54 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,493.48 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -6.94 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 906.82 with a loss of –0.48% percent or –4.33 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,820.54  with a loss of –0.58% percent or  –10.65 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,127.44 with a loss of –0.39% percent or –4.38 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,515.43   with a loss of –0.49% percent or –7.45 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,416.94  with a loss of  –0.49% percent or –7.00 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,329.46 with a loss of –0.48% percent or –112.30 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,739.78 for up with +0.15% percent or +32.16 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,216.08  with a loss of –0.31% percent or  –86.81 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,407.57 for up with +0.31% percent or  +10.67 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,974.94 for up with +0.10% percent or +31.90 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,486.47  for up with +0.53% percent or +39.26 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,999.18 for up with +0.35% percent or +45.77 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,408.85 for up with +0.63% percent or +33.96 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 388.56 for up  with +0.37% percent or  +1.43 point.

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