S&P Futures Opening Update as on 26 July 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,835.75 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -5.50 point.   Other U.S. stock futures  mixed in pre-market trading for Thursday, July 25. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,434.00 up with +0.12% percent or +31.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,405.75  with a loss of -0.85% percent or -63.25 point.

THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

While Wall Street continues to plow through a slew of corporate earnings, bond investors will be switching their attention to news out of the economic and central banking sphere Thursday.

The main story for bond markets on Thursday comes from overseas, in Europe. In morning trade, the European Central Bank (ECB) will have its latest monetary policy meeting.

The central bank is expected to hold fire on its current policy, with topics such as trade and the euro zone’s economy seen as areas that could be discussed at the subsequent press conference. At its previous governing council meeting, the ECB outlined its plans to end its stimulus program by year-end.

WEDNESDAY’S ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,414.10 up with +0.68% percent or +172.16 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,846.07 up with +0.91% percent or +25.67 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,932.24 up with +1.17% percent or +91.47 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,685.20 up with +0.30% percent or +5.01 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,048.40  up with +0.21% percent or +2.16 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,988.56 up with +0.28% percent or +5.55 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,260.50 up with +0.84% percent or +10.56 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,688.60 up  with +0.84% percent or +14.12 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,577.08 up with 0.89% percent or +13.89 point;

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,586.87 with a loss of  -0.12% percent or -27.38 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,780.55  with a loss of -0.49% percent or -140.35 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,882.23 with  a loss of  -0.74% percent or -21.42  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,997.44 up with  +0.38% percent or +139.21  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,660.00 up with +0.023% percent or +1.74 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,712.71  up with +1.06% percent or +133.38 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,441.66 UP  with +0.28% percent or +15.25 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 388.76 up with +0.42% percent or +1.63 point.

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