The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,829.25 up with +0.03% percent or +0.75 point. Other U.S. stock futures  higher in pre-market trading for Friday, August 03. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,314.00 up with +0.04% percent or +9.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,393.50 up with +0.10% percent or +7.75 point.


U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Friday as investors remained cautious ahead of the July jobs report.

At around 7 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 11 points, pointing to a gain of 20.84 points. Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 futures also pointed to a modestly higher start to the session for both of their respective markets.

The July nonfarm payrolls report, unemployment rate and average hourly wages are all set to be published at 8:30 a.m. ET. The jobs report is widely expected to give a reading on the health of the world’s largest economy and offer possible clues regarding the pace of the Federal Reserve’s future interest rate hikes.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,326.16 with a loss of -0.030% percent or -7.66 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,827.22 up with +0.49% percent or +13.86 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,802.68 up with +1.24% percent or +95.40 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,682.10 up with +0.77% percent or +12.8 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,058.15 up with +0.92% percent or +9.66 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,994.93 up with +0.84% percent or +16.68 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,250.66 up  with +0.53% percent or +6.57 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,679.31 up with +0.59% percent or +9.91 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,567.93 up with +0.58% percent or +9.02 point;


In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,525.18 up with +0.056% percent or+12.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,676.42 with a loss of -0.14% percent or  -38.14 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,740.44 with a loss of -1.00% percent or -27.58  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,477.19 up with +0.84% percent or +312.03 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,634.51 up with +0.77% percent or +58.58 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,602.41 up with +0.45% percent or +56.08 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,477.21  up with +0.30% percent or +16.23 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 388.81 up with +0.54% percent or +2.10 point.