S&P Futures Opening Update as on 12 December 2017

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,665.25 for up with +0.03% percent or +0.75 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Tuesday, December 12. The Dow Futures are trading at 24,440.00 for up with +0.09% percent or +25.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,417.38 for up with +0.02% percent or +1.38 point.

TUESDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt prices edged lower on Tuesday, ahead of a two-day policy meeting taking place by the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sat higher at around 2.3868 percent at 5:00 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was up at 2.7754 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

First off on the data front, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey is expected to come out at 6 a.m. ET. This data will then be followed by the producer price index (PPI) data, slated to come out at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the Monthly Treasury Statement — due out at 2 p.m. ET.

MONDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were higher on Monday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,386.03 for up with +0.23% percent or +56.87 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,659.99 for up with +0.32% percent or +8.49 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,875.08 for up with +0.51% percent or +35.00 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,519.84  with a loss of -0.12% percent or -1.88 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 925.32 with a loss of –0.30% percent or –2.79 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,888.20  with a loss of –0.14% percent or –0.14% point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,176.45 for up with +0.48% percent or +5.63 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,573.54 for up with +0.27% percent or +4.18 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,473.69 for up with +0.30% percent or +4.38 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,386.03 for up with +0.23% percent or +56.87 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,866.17 with a loss of –0.32% percent or  –72.56 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,795.66  with a loss of  –0.58% percent or  –170.89 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,280.81 with a loss of –1.25% percent or  –41.38 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,291.65 with a loss of –0.49% percent or  –164.14 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,472.77 for up with +0.26% percent or +19.07 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,126.41 for up with +0.02% percent or  +2.50 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,396.03 for up with +0.18% percent or  +9.53 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 389.62 for up with +389.62 percent or +0.59 point.

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