The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,622.12 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -23.38 point. Other U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for  December 14.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,352.00 with a loss of -0.89% percent or -219.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,682.00  with a loss of -1.04% percent or -72.75 point.


Global equity markets started the week on a volatile note, but investor sentiment improved over the last two days when various news reports on U.S.-China relations pointed to an easing in tensions between the two world powers.

That turnaround in sentiment helped markets recover some ground, but that momentum has started to fade. On Friday, Asia shares traded lower as a slew of Chinese economic data came in lower than expected.


For the day the Dow is trading at 24,597.38 up with +0.29% percent or +70.11 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,650.54   with a loss of -0.020% percent or -0.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,070.33  with a loss of -0.39% percent or -27.98 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,432.70  with a loss of -1.55% percent or -22.62  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 892.11   with a loss of -1.64% percent or -14.87 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,758.62  with a loss of -1.05% percent or -18.63 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,178.25  up with +0.19% percent or +2.23 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,556.78  with a loss of -0.21% percent or -3.27 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,463.35  with a loss of -0.11% percent or 1.56 point;

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,374.83  with a loss of -2.02% percent or -441.36 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,079.10   with a loss of  -1.68% percent or -445.25 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,593.74  with a loss of -1.53% percent or  -40.31 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at  35,963.65 up with +0.099% percent or  +35.64 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 6,818.72 with a loss of -0.85% percent or -58.78 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 10,794.63  with a loss of -1.19% percent or -130.07 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,851.65  with a loss of -0.92% percent or -45.26 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 346.06 with a loss of -0.96% percent or -3.34 point.