The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,655.25  up with  +0.58% percent or +15.25 point.  Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  November 21.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,561.00 up with +0.51% percent or +124.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,587.50 up with  +0.84% percent or +54.00 point.


Sentiment across the globe has improved on reports that China has delivered a written response to U.S. trade demands. U.S. government sources told Reuters Wednesday that China had sent a response to U.S. demands on the ongoing trade negotiation, giving hopes to investors that the two sides might bring an end to the spat.

Concerns over an oversupply in oil markets continues to dominate the market. On Thursday, oil prices slipped amid fears of rising supply and slow consumption. Front-month Brent crude oil futures were trading at $66.42 per barrel on Thursday morning, down 30 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $56.29 a barrel.


For the day the Dow is trading at 24,465.64  with a loss of -2.21% percent or  -551.80 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,641.89  with a loss of -1.82% percent or -48.84 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 6,908.82  with a loss of -1.70% percent or -119.65  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,469.01  with  a loss of -1.84% percent or -27.53 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 928.33  with a loss of -1.84% percent or -17.41  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,807.92 with  a loss of -1.69% percent or -31.08 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,169.94 with a loss of -1.97% percent or -23.55 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,555.42  with a loss of -1.78% percent or -28.19 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,459.17  with a loss of -1.78% percent or -26.38 point;

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,507.54 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -75.58 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,916.80 up with +0.30% percent or +76.46 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,651.51 up with +0.21% percent or  +5.65 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 2,651.51 up with +0.21% percent or +5.65 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 6,996.84 up with +0.70% percent or +48.92 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,139.69 up  with+ 0.66% percent or +73.28 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,942.22 up with +0.35% percent or +17.33  point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 352.37 up with +0.37% percent or +1.34  point.