S&P Futures Opening Update as on 12 April 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures are trading at  2,642.75 for up with +0.07% percent or  +1.75 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, April 12. The Dow Futures are trading at 24,177.00 for up with +0.04% percent or +10.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,599.50 for up with +0.10% percent or +6.75 point.

THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Economic data and auction news will keep bond investors busy Thursday. At 8:30 a.m. ET, jobless claims and import prices are both due out.

 Meantime, the U.S. Treasury is set to auction $13 billion in 29-year and 10-month bonds. The size of two individual bills and one Treasury Inflation Protected Security (TIPS) will also be announced.

On the central banking front, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari is expected to take part in a Q&A in Minneapolis with Tim Worke, who is the CEO of Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

WEDNESDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,189.45   with a loss of -0.90% percent or  -218.55 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,642.19 with a loss of -0.55% percent or -14.68 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,069.03   with a loss of -0.36% percent or  -25.27 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,546.80 for up  with +0.22% percent or +3.37 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 951.53 for up with +0.20% percent or+1.90 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,882.09 with a loss of -0.13% percent or  -2.48 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,160.58  with a loss of -0.65% percent or -7.56 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,567.50 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -7.17 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,465.45  with  a loss of -0.51% percent or -7.53 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,189.45  with a loss of  -0.90% percent or -218.55 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,660.28   with a loss of -0.12% percent or  -26.82 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,831.28 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -66.43 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,180.16  with a loss of -0.87% percent or  27.92 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,148.84 for up with +0.61% percent or  +208.40  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,255.63 with a loss of  -0.02% percent or -1.51 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,300.71 for up  with +0.05% percent or  +6.74 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,279.58  for up with +0.03% percent or +1.64 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 376.25  for up  with +0.02% percent or +0.08 point.

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