S&P Futures Opening Update as on 01 August 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,816.50 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.50 point. Other U.S. stock futures  lower in pre-market trading for Wednesday, August 01. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,371.00 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -24.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,264.00 up with +0.27% percent or +19.25 point.

WEDNESDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The Federal Reserve delivers its latest policy decisions at 2 p.m. ET, concluding a two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) conference.

While market-watchers are not expecting a rise in interest rates, discussion on trade or where the Federal Reserve is thinking of heading, could be on the table.

The meeting follows recent releases of economic data and the news that President Donald Trump was “not thrilled” about rising interest rates, expressing concern that the Fed could upset the economic recovery.

TUESDAY’S ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,415.19 up with +0.43% percent or +108.36 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,816.29  up with +0.49% percent or +13.69 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,671.79 up with +0.49% percent or +0.55% point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,670.80 up with +1.07% percent or +17.67 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,048.88  up with +1.19% percent or +12.32 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,984.49 up with +0.92% percent or +18.08 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,241.76 up  with +0.33% percent or +4.13 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,670.96 up with +0.57% percent or +9.51 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,560.36 up with +0.53% percent or +8.25 point;

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,746.70 up with +0.86% percent or+192.98 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,261.20 with a loss of -1.13% percent or  -321.81 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,824.53with a loss of -1.80% percent or -51.87  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,534.70 with a loss of -0.19% percent or  -71.88 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,642.76  with a loss of  -1.37% percent or -106.00 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,769.79  with a loss of -0.28% percent or -35.71 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,507.91  with a loss of  -0.061% percent or -3.38 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 390.19  with a loss of -0.36% percent or -1.44 point.

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