The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,775.50 up with +0.33% percent or +9.25 point. Other U.S. stock futures  higher in pre-market trading for Wednesday, June 20. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,837.00 up with +0.49% percent or +122.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,277.50 up  with +0.35% percent or +25.25 point.


Markets around the globe continue to remain on tenterhooks, as fears of escalating tensions over trade shake up sentiment.

Market-watchers have become increasingly jittery after President Donald Trump requested late Monday that the United States Trade Representative identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs, at a rate of 10 percent.

If China “refuses to change its practices” and insists on continuing with the new tariffs it recently declared on the U.S., then the additional levies would be imposed on the Asian nation, Trump said.


U.S. market were lower on Tuesday.For the day the Dow is trading at 24,700.21 with  a loss of -1.15% percent or -287.26 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,762.59 with a loss of -0.40% percent or  -11.16 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,725.58 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -21.44 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,683.91  with a loss of -0.048% percent or -0.82 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,039.54 up with +0.043% percent or +0.45  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,992.37  with a loss of -0.17% percent or -3.33 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,220.26 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -1.52 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,656.18 with a loss of  -0.087% percent or -1.45 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,544.43 with a loss of -0.091%  percent or  -1.40 point;


In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,555.43 up with +1.24% percent or  +276.95 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,718.61 up  with +0.85% percent or  +250.46 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,915.73 up with +0.27%  percent or  +7.91  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at +35,522.94  up with 0.67%  percent or  +236.20 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,664.3  up with +0.80% percent or +60.48 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,686.42 up with +0.067% percent or +8.45 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,398.39  up with +0.14% percent or +7.76 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 385.33 up with +0.53% percent or +2.04 point.