The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,933.25  up with  +0.26% percent or +7.75 point.  Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  September 25. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,688.00  up with  +0.29% percent or  +78.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,597.50  up with  +0.15% percent or +10.75 point.


U.S. stock index futures eked out gains ahead of Tuesday’s open.

In the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, China’s Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said Tuesday that it was tough to proceed with trade negotiations at present and that it would be dependent on the “will” of the United States as to when talks would resume, according to Reuters.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,562.05  with a loss of  -0.68%  percent or -181.45 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,919.37 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -10.30 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,993.25   up with  +0.079%percent or +6.29 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,705.32  with a loss of -0.41% percent or -7.00  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,066.72 with a loss of -0.71% percent or  -7.63 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,032.17  with a loss of -0.45% percent or -9.19 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,294.71  with  a loss of -0.26% percent or -3.43 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,730.15 with  a loss of -0.36% percent or  -6.28 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,617.52 with  a loss of -0.36% percent or -5.81  point;


In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,940.26 up with +0.29% percent or +70.33 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,499.39 with a loss of – 1.62% percent or  -454.19 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,778.55  with a loss of  -0.68% percent or  -18.93 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,396.40 up with  +0.28% percent or +101.83 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,493.29 up with +0.47% percent or +34.88  point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,390.09  up with  +0.32% percent or +39.27 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,494.37  up with +0.33% percent or  +18.20 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 384.05  up with  +0.50% percent or +1.92 point.