The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,797.75  with  a loss of -0.03% percent or -0.75 point.Other U.S. stock futures  higher in pre-market trading for Friday, July 13. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,896.00 up with +0.01% percent or +2.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,385.25 up with +0.03% percent or +2.50 point.


Coming up Friday, import prices are due out at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by consumer sentiment at 10 a.m. ET. This comes as U.S. investors will be gearing up for major bank earnings.

Meantime, the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to publish its latest Monetary Policy Report to Congress. This comes prior to Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s testimony next week before the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee.

Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic will be in Virginia, taking part in a town hall chat at Northern Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants in Falls Church.


For the day the Dow is trading at 24,924.89 up with +0.91% percent or +224.44 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,798.29  up with +0.87% percent or +24.27 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,823.92 up with +1.39% percent or +107.30 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,690.28 up with +0.39% percent or +6.61 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,046.64 up  with + 0.23% percent or +2.40 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,996.73 up with +0.26% percent or +5.25 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,234.70 up with +1.06% percent or +12.93 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,666.28 up with +0.81% percent or +13.42  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,554.12 up with +0.85% percent or +13.06 point;


In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,597.35 up with +1.85% percent or +409.39 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,523.76 up with +0.15% percent or +42.93 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,831.18  with  a loss of -0.23% percent or -6.48 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,626.79 up with +0.21% percent or  +78.38 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,682.21 up with +0.40% percent or +30.88 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,535.89   up with +0.34% percent or +42.92 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,431.66  up with +0.48% percent or +25.77 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 385.46 up with +0.28% percent or +1.03 point.