The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,859.75  with +0.00% percent or +0.00 point. Other U.S. stock futures  mixed in pre-market trading for Wednesday, August 08.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,601.00  with +0.00% percent or +1.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,475.75  with a loss of -0.02% percent or -1.75 point.


The U.S. Trade Representative’s office announced Today that the States would begin gathering levies on an additional $16 billion in Chinese goods later this month. It also published a final tariff list that pointed out 279 import product lines, according to Reuters.

In recent days, Chinese state media has hit back at the U.S. in light of the levies that have been threatened.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,628.91 up with +0.50% percent or +126.73 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,858.45 up with +0.28% percent or +8.05 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,883.66 up with +0.31% percent or +23.99 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,688.30 up with +0.24% percent or +3.99 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,062.96 up with +0.14% percent or +1.44 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,015.15 up with +0.28% percent or +5.65 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,266.41 up  with +0.30% percent or +3.84 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,696.80 up with +0.29% percent or +4.95 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,585.13 up with +0.30% percent or +4.70 point;


In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,644.31  with a loss of -0.081% percent or -18.43 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,352.65 up with +0.37% percent or  +103.77 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,744.07 with a loss of -1.27% percent or -35.30  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,877.02 up with +0.56% percent or +211.22 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,783.56 up with +0.84% percent or +65.08 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,689.33 up with +0.33% percent or +41.14 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,527.04  up with +0.10% percent or +5.73 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 390.60 up with +0.03% percent or +0.11 point.