The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,578.88  up with +0.25% percent or +6.38 point. Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  January 09.The Dow Futures is trading at 23,811.00 up with +0.29% percent or +68.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,579.00  up with +0.33% percent or +21.75 point.


Stocks were also seen higher Wednesday on the back of the talks. Investors had fled to fixed income assets in previous weeks for safety as equity markets plunged amid fears of a potential slowdown in global economic growth.

Political developments will also likely be another area of focus for investors Wednesday, as the U.S. government shutdown showed no signs of letting up. President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time television address on Tuesday night, where he made his case for a border wall separating the U.S. and Mexico, a key sticking point inhibiting progress toward a funding deal to re-open the government.


For the day the Dow is trading at 23,787.45  up with  +1.09% percent or +256.10 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,574.41  up with +0.97% percent or +24.72 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at +6,897.00 up with +1.08% percent or +73.53 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,426.55 up  with +1.51% percent or +21.19 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 887.50  up with +1.49% percent or +13.02  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,731.63  up with +1.69% percent or +28.81 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,143.87 up with +0.94% percent or +10.65 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,517.14  up with +1.05% percent or +15.81 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,423.71 up with +1.02% percent or +14.35 point;

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,427.06 up with +1.10% percent or +223.02 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,446.32  up with +2.21% percent or +570.87 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,544.34 up with +0.71% percent or  +17.88 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,173.73 up with +0.54% percent or +192.80 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 6,928.46 with  up with +0.97% percent or +66.86 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 10,909.81  up with +0.98% percent or +105.83 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,827.30  up with  +1.13% percent or +54.03 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 348.90 up with +0.89% percent or +3.07 point.