S&P Futures Opening Update as on 26 October 2018

US PRE MARKET

The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,657.00  with  a loss of -1.16% percent or -31.25 point. Other U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for  October 26.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,654.00 with a loss of -0.90% percent or -223.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,772.75  with a loss of -2.18% percent or -150.75 point.

FRIDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday as traders bought safe haven assets amid a rout in global equity markets.

At around 4:40 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sank to 3.091 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond dipped to 3.319 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

The latest move in yields comes as investors shun risk assets in favor of traditionally safe haven assets like gold, the Japanese yen and Treasurys. Gold is currently on track for its fourth straight week of gains, the longest chain of weekly gains since January.

THURSDAY’S ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 24,984.55 up with +1.63% percent or  +401.13 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,705.57 up with +1.86%percent or +49.47 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,318.34 up with +2.95% percent or +209.94 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,500.40  up with +2.16% percent or +31.70 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 941.26  up with +2.20% percent or +20.27  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,814.40  up with +1.42% percent or +25.38 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,211.11  up with +2.14% percent or +25.33 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,592.21 up with  +1.87% percent or  +29.30 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,493.95 up with +1.85% percent or +27.17 point;

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,184.60 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -84.13  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,700.99 with a loss of -1.17% percent or -293.47 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,598.85  with a loss of -0.19% percent or  -4.95 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 33,576.58  with a loss of -0.34% percent or -113.51 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 6,926.15 with  a loss of -1.11% percent or -77.95 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,094.64  with  a loss of -1.88% percent or -212.48 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,915.57   with a loss of -2.32% percent or -116.72 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 349.87  with a a loss of -1.47% percent or -5.18 point.

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