S&P Futures Opening Update as on 20 July 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,798.25 with a loss of -0.25% percent or -7.00 point. Other U.S. stock futures  lower in pre-market trading for Friday, July 20.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,954.00  with a loss of -0.42% percent or -105.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,370.75 up with +0.04% percent or +3.00 point.

FRIDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday morning, as traders digested criticism of the Federal Reserve from President Donald Trump.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was higher at around 2.8508 percent at 2:05 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was higher at 2.9709 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

Treasury yields edged lower on Thursday after Trump told CNBC in an exclusive interview that he was “not thrilled” to see the Federal Reserve raising interest rates.

“I am not happy about it. But at the same time I’m letting them (the Fed) do what they feel is best,” the president said.

WEDNESDAY’S ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,064.50 with a loss of -0.53% percent or  -134.79 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,804.49  with a loss of -0.40% percent or -11.13 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,825.30  with a loss of -0.37% percent or  -29.15 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,701.31 up with +0.56% percent or +9.44 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,058.97 up with +0.65% percent or +6.84 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,009.05 up with +0.39% percent or +7.80 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,235.98  with a loss of – 0.53% percent or  -6.62 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,670.79  with a loss of -0.28% percent or -4.66  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,557.83 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -5.45 point;

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at22,697.88 with a loss of -0.29% percent or -66.80 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,223.93 up with +0.76% percent or +213.07 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,829.27 up with +2.05% percent or  +56.73 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,457.64 up with  + 0.29% percent or +103.70  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,669.02  with a loss of – 0.19% percent or  -14.95 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,624.91 with a loss of -0.48% percent or -61.38 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,382.28   with a loss of -0.64% percent or -34.79 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 385.17 with a loss of -385.17 percent or -0.91 point.

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