The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,805.50 up with +1.71% percent or +47.25 point. Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  December 03.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,029.00 up with +1.92% percent or +490.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,119.50  up with +2.47% percent or +171.50 point.


President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to have dinner on Saturday and are expected to discuss trade issues between the two countries. Investors are eagerly looking ahead to the dinner, hoping the two leaders can quell trade-induced volatility in the global economy and corporate earnings.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,538.46  up with +0.79% percent or +199.62 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,760.17 up  with +0.82% percent or +22.41 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,330.54  up with +0.79% percent or +57.45 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,533.27 up with +0.52% percent or +7.88 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 962.95 up with +0.66% percent or +6.32 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,878.65 with  +0.64% percent or +11.91 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,225.19 with +0.95% percent or +11.49 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,625.99  with +0.80% percent or +12.84 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,525.56  up with +0.82% percent or +12.38 point;

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,574.76 up with +1.00% percent or +223.70point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,182.04  up with +2.55% percent or +675.29 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,654.80 up with +2.57% percent or  +66.61 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,256.20 up with  +0.17% percent or +57.14 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,136.73  UP with  +2.24% percent or +156.21 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,532.26 up with +2.44% percent or +275.02 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,087.43 with +1.67% percent or +83.52  point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 363.25 up  with +1.63% percent or +5.81 point.