The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,758.25  up with +0.74% percent or +20.75 point. Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  November 02.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,573.00 up with +0.98% percent or +248.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,089.00  up with +0.16% percent or +11.25 point.


The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was higher at 3.172 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was higher at 3.411 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

Geopolitics has once again taken over markets after President Donald Trump said Thursday there had been progress in trade talks with China. Trump said that trade “discussions are moving along nicely.”


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,380.74  up with +1.06% percent or  +264.98 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,740.37 up with +1.06% percent or +28.63 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,434.06 up with +1.75% percent or +128.16  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,544.98 up with +2.22% percent or +33.57 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 968.88 up with +1.99% percent or +18.92  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,861.66  up with +2.00% percent or +36.56 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,219.80  up with +0.91% percent or +10.96 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,617.48  up with +1.24% percent or +19.76 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,516.04 up with +1.16% percent or +17.39 point;

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,243.66  up with +2.56% percent or 556.01 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,373.88 up with +3.77% percent or +957.88 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,676.48 up  with +2.70% percent or  +70.24 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,028.49 with +1.73% percent or +596.52 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,172.63 up with  +0.81% percent or +57.97 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,633.72 up  with  +1.44% percent or +165.18 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,156.81  up with +1.40%  percent or +71.03  point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 367.00 up with +1.09% percent or +3.94 point.