S&P Futures Opening Update as on 19 January 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,803.50 for up with +0.26% percent or +7.50 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, January 19. The Dow Futures are trading at 26,022.00 for up with +0.31% percent or +81.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,845.25 for up with +0.47% percent or +32.25 point.

FRIDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt yields rose Friday after the Labor Department said that the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in 45 years.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.611 percent at 2:51 p.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose to 2.887 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

Earlier, the yield on the benchmark 2-year Treasury note hit 2.06 percent, its highest level since Sept. 2008, when it yielded as high as 2.128 percent. The 10-year note yield hit 2.62 percent, its highest level since March 2017.

THURSDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,017.81  with a loss of -0.37% percent or -97.84 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,798.03 with a loss of -0.16% percent or – 4.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,296.05 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -2.23 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,576.73 with a loss of -0.87%percent or  -9.93 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 287.87   with a loss of -0.77%  percent or -2.23 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 22.71 with a loss of  -0.39% percent or -0.09 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,241.59 with a loss of -0.14% percent or  -1.79 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,651.54  with a loss of -0.21% percent or  -3.46 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,548.21  with a loss of -0.18% percent or -2.71 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 26,017.81  with a loss of -0.37% percent or +97.84 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,808.06 for up with +0.19% percent or +44.69 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 32,169.65  for up with +0.15% percent or +47.71 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,487.86  for up with +0.38% percent or +13.11 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 35,346.90 for up with +0.25% percent or +86.61 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,711.52 for up  with +0.14% percent or  +10.56 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,397.08 for up with +0.87% percent or +115.65 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,520.77  for up with +0.47% percent or +25.94 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 400.26 for up with +0.38% percent or +1.51 point.

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