S&P Futures Opening Update as on 22 February 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,692.50  with a loss of -0.23% percent or -6.25 point. Other U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Thursday, February 22. The Dow Futures are trading at 24,679.00  with a loss of  -0.42% percent or -103.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,725.75  with a loss of -0.51% percent or -34.75 point.

THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt yields jumped Thursday after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its January meeting.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note hit a four-year high of 2.95 percent, before trading at 2.943 percent at 4:04 p.m. ET.

The two-year yield hit 2.282 percent Tuesday evening, its highest level since Sept. 19, 2008, when it yielded as much as 2.313 percent before falling later in the morning. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

WEDNESDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,797.78 with a loss of -0.67% percent or -166.97 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,701.33 with a loss of -0.55% percent or  -14.93 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,218.23 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -16.08 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,531.84  for up with  +0.12% percent or +1.84 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 934.93  for up with +0.21% percent or  +1.99 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,884.04 with a loss of -0.22% percent or – 4.23 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at  1,194.38 with a loss of -0.53% percent or -6.33 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,596.33 with a loss of -0.48% percent or  -7.66 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,495.84  with a loss of -0.53% percent or -7.90 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,797.78  with a loss of -0.67% percent or  -166.97 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,736.44  with a loss of -1.07% percent or  -234.37 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,965.68 with a loss of -1.48% percent or -466.21 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,268.56 for up with +2.17% percent or +69.40 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,832.99 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -11.87  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,201.70  with a loss of  -1.10% percent or  -79.87 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,339.94  with a loss of  -1.05% percent or  -130.55 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,266.39 with a loss of -0.67% percent or -35.78 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 377.56  with a loss of -0.93% percent or -3.52 point.

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