S&P Futures Opening Update as on 12 July 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,787.25 up with +2,787.25 percent or +13.75 point.Other U.S. stock futures  higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, July 12. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,848.00 up with +0.64% percent or +159.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,285.25 up with +0.43% percent or +31.50 point.

THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

On the data front, new jobless claims and inflation figures are due at around 8:30 a.m. ET. Both sets of data will be important to track the health of the U.S. economy and potential equity performance over the coming months.

In auctions, the U.S. Treasury is scheduled to auction $14 billion in 29-year 10-month bonds on Thursday.

Elsewhere, in oil markets, Brent crude traded at around $74.90 a barrel on Thursday morning, up 2 percent, while U.S. crude stood at $70.96 a barrel, up 0.84 percent.

WEDNESDAY’S ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 24,700.45 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -219.21 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,774.02  with a loss of  -0.71% percent or -19.82 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,716.61 with a loss of      – 0.55% percent or -42.59 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,683.66 with a loss of -0.71% percent or -11.96 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,044.24  with  a loss of -0.77% percent or -8.15 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,991.48 with a loss of -0.83% percent or -16.64 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,221.77 with a loss of  -0.66% percent or -8.12 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,652.86 with  a loss of -0.70% percent or -11.67  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,541.07 with  a loss of -0.70% percent or -10.87 point;

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,187.96 up with +1.17% percent or +255.75 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,504.37 up with +0.68% percent or +192.68 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,837.66 up  with +2.16% percent or +59.89 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 2,837.66 up with +2.16% percent or  +59.89 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,649.90 up with +0.76% percent or +57.94 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,496.58   up with +0.64% percent or +79.45 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,389.96  up with +0.67% percent or +36.04 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 383.73 up with +0.62% percent or +2.41 point.

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