S&P Futures Opening Update as on 30 April 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures is trading at  2,679.00 up with +0.28% percent or +7.50 point. Other U.S. stock futures  mixed in pre-higher trading for Monday, April 30. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,374.00  up with +0.37% percent or +90.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,747.756,702.00  up  with +0.48% percent or +32.25 point.

MONDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

Overall, stocks continue to be supported by strong first quarter corporate earnings. More than half of Wall Street’s S&P 500 .SPX companies have reported and 79.4 percent have beaten consensus estimates.

But investors have grown increasingly jittery with the U.S. Federal Reserve signalling faster rate rises this year and the European Central Bank seen likely to end its generous bond-buying programme soon.

“The key question for 2018 remains to what extent can the benign environment persist?” said Jacob Mitchell, Chief Investment Officer of Australian investment boutique Antipodes which has A$7 billion in assets under management.

Global shares had a dream run in 2017 helped by the first synchronous world growth in decades coupled with easy monetary policies in most of the developed world.

FRIDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were mixed on Friday.For the day the Dow is trading at 24,311.19 with a loss of -0.046% percent or -11.15 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,669.91 up with +0.11% percent or +2.97 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,119.80 up with +0.016% percent or +1.12 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,556.24  with a loss of -0.11% percent or -1.66 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 956.18   with a loss of -0.26% percent or −2.52 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,892.23  with a loss of -0.16% percent or −2.98 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,169.90  up with +0.062% percent or +0.73 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,582.64  up with +0.074% percent or +1.17 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,480.04  up with +0.089% percent or +1.32 point;

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,467.87 up with +0.66% percent or +148.26 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,756.32  up with +1.57% percent or +475.65  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,082.23 up with +0.23% percent or  +7.20 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,206.09 up with +0.68% percent or +236.39  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,521.50  up with +0.26% percent or +19.29 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,607.91  up with +0.21% percent or +26.12 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,488.28 up with +0.093% percent or +5.10 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 384.68 with a loss of -0.00% percent or -0.01 point.

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