S&P Futures Opening Update as on 04 October 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,919.25  with a loss of -0.42% percent or -12.25 point. Other U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for  October 04. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,778.00  with a loss of -0.35% percent or  -94.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,620.00 with a loss of  -0.58% percent or -44.75 point.

THURSDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt prices fell into the red on Thursday.

In the previous session, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note hit its highest level since July 2011, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond reached the highest it’s been since October 2014.

The yields surged on Wednesday following data that showed that private payrolls rose by 230,000 in September, according to ADP and Moody’s Analytics, which far surpassed the 168,000 jobs in August. Meantime, the ISM non-manufacturing index jumped to 61.6 last month, its highest level since 2008, when the index was established.

WEDNESDAY’S ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 26,828.39  up with +0.20% percent or +54.45 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,925.51 up with +0.071% percent or +2.08 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,025.08  up with +0.32% percent or +25.54 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,671.29  up with +0.92% percent or +15.25 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,044.75  up with +0.90% percent or +9.33 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,004.06  up with +0.38% percent or +7.51 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,302.80 up with +0.095% percent or +1.24 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,729.33 up with +0.17% or  +2.85 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,619.35  up with +0.10% percent or +1.69 point;

WORLD MARKETS

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,975.62  with  a loss of -0.56% percent or -135.34 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,635.39  with  a loss of -1.68% percent or -455.87 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,821.35  up with +1.06% percent or  +29.58 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,357.91 with a loss of – 1.72% percent or -70.09 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,441.82  with a loss of  -0.91% percent or -68.46 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,264.03 with a loss of – 0.19% percent or -23.55 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,435.70 with a loss of -1.01% percent or -55.70 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 381.11  with a loss of -0.71% percent or -2.74 point.

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