S&P Futures Opening Update as on 31 July 2018


The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,807.75 up with +0.16% percent or +4.50 point. Other U.S. stock futures  higher in pre-market trading for Tuesday, July 31. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,296.00 up with +0.04% percent or +11.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,207.75 up with +0.10% percent or +7.25 point.


U.S. government debt prices posted solid gains on Tuesday.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was lower at around 2.948 percent at 5:50 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was in the red at 3.070 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

Tuesday will see the start of a two-day central bank meeting, while a slew of economic data is due.

Market watchers will be monitoring the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) summer meeting. A policy decision is set to be announced Wednesday afternoon, which should reveal whether the Fed decides to change its stance in August.

Investors are not expecting a rise in interest rates, however, talk of trade or where the Federal Reserve is thinking of heading could be up for discussion.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,306.83 with a loss of -0.57% percent or -144.23 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,802.60 with a loss of -0.58% percent or -16.22 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,630.00 with a loss of -1.39% percent or -107.42 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,653.13 with a loss of -0.61% percent or –10.21 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,036.56 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -4.74 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,966.41 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -8.81 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,237.63 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -6.20 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,661.45 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -10.55 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,552.11 with a loss of  -0.63% percent or -9.88 point;


In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,553.72 up with +0.039% percent or+8.88 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,604.76 with a loss of -0.45% percent or  -128.37 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,876.40 up with +0.26% percent or +7.35  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,429.71 with a loss of – 0.17% percent or  -64.69  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,754.21 up with +0.69% percent or +53.36 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,803.61 up with +0.042% percent or +5.41 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,495.83 up with +0.084% percent or +4.61 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 391.65 up with +0.19% percent or +0.73 point.



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