S&P Futures Opening Update as on 16 April 2018


The S&P 500 Futures are trading at  2,672.50 for up with +0.57% percent or  +15.25 point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Monday, April 16. The Dow Futures are trading at 24,476.00 for up with +0.58% percent or +140.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,681.00 for up  with +0.61% percent or +40.25 point.


Economic data and speeches by members of the U.S. central bank are expected to keep bond investors on their toes Monday.

 Retail sales and the Empire State manufacturing survey are both due out at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by business inventories and the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index at 10 a.m. ET. Treasury International Capital (TIC) data will be released at 4 p.m. ET.

The U.S. Treasury will auction $48 billion in 13-week bills and $42 billion in 26-week bills. The size of a four-week bills auction, scheduled to take place Tuesday, will also be announced.

In central bank news, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic will be speaking at the Shoals Chamber of Commerce in Florence, Alabama, while Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will be in Florida at the International Economic Forum of the Americas World Strategic Forum


U.S. market were lower on Friday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,360.14   with a loss of -0.50% percent or −122.91 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,656.30 with a loss of -0.29% percent or −7.69 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,106.65 with  a loss of -0.47% percent or  −33.60 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,549.51   with a loss of -0.50% percent or -7.82 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 952.77  with a loss of -0.39% percent or-3.75 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,883.86 with a loss of -0.32% percent or  -6.14 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,167.50   with a loss of -0.28% percent or −3.29 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,574.59  with a loss of -0.32% percent or −5.10 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,472.42  with a loss of  -0.31% percent or −4.55 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,360.14  with a loss of -0.50% percent or −122.91 point.


In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,835.53 for up  with +0.26% percent or  +56.79 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,230.59 with a loss of -1.88% percent or -577.79 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,110.65  with a loss of -1.53% percent or  -48.40 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,182.97 with a loss of -0.028% percent or  ?9.68  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,239.59 with a loss of  -0.34% percent or −24.97 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,465.96 for up  with +0.19% percent or  +23.56 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,319.07  for up with +0.19% percent or +9.85  point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 379.07  with a loss of -0.04% percent or -0.15 point.

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