S&P Futures Opening Update as on 23 August 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,862.25  up with +0.03% percent or  +1.00 point. Other U.S. stock futures  mixed in pre-market trading for  August 23. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,721.00  up with  +0.02% percent or  +4.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,429.75  with a loss of -0.05% percent or -1.75 point.

THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday released minutes from its July 31 and August 1 Federal Open Market Committee gathering that showed the central bank held concerns over the threat of global trade tensions. Members appear to remain confident on the strength of the global economy, but minutes showed they were nervous about economic risks around “ongoing trade disagreements and proposed trade measures.”

Traders are gearing up for a three-day gathering between leading central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, due to kick off on Thursday. Fed Chair Jerome Powell will address attendees in a speech on Friday.

WEDNESDAY’S ACTIVITY

U.S. market were mixed on wednesday.For the day the Dow is trading at 25,733.60 with a loss of  -0.34% percent or -88.69 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,861.82 with a loss of -0.040% percent or -1.14 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,889.10 up with +0.38% percent or +29.92  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,722.54 up with +0.26% percent or +4.50 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,091.20 up with +0.16% percent or +1.79 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,034.49 with a loss of -0.0088% percent or -0.18 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,267.09 up with +0.043% percent or +0.55 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,702.76 up with +0.0072% percent or +0.12 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,588.52  with a loss of -0.014% percent or -0.22 point;

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,410.82 up with +0.22% percent or +48.27 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,795.10 with a loss of -0.47% percent or  -132.48 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,724.62 up with +0.37% percent or +10.02  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,329.75  up with +0.11% percent or  +44.00  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,573.63   with a loss of  -0.0081% percent or -0.61 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,378.12  with a loss of -0.061% percent or -7.58  point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,428.22 up with +0.14% percent or +7.61 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 384.49 up with +0.12% percent or +0.43 point.

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