The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,782.38 with a loss of  -0.33% percent or -9.12 point.  Other U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for  February 27. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,944.50  with a loss of -0.36% percent or -92.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,095.75 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -22.00 point.


Powell will address the House Committee on Financial Services at 10 a.m. ET. Speaking on Tuesday, Powell said it is “beyond consideration” for the U.S. not to repay all of its debt. The remarks come at a time when Congress battles with a higher level of spending.

On the data front, advanced economic indicators for December will be released at around 8:30 a.m. ET. Pending home sales for January and factory orders for December are both set to follow later in the session.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,057.98  with a loss of -0.13% percent or -33.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,793.90 with a loss of -0.079% percent or -2.21 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,549.30  with a loss of -0.068% percent or -5.16 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,577.48  with a loss of -0.71% percent or -11.32 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 975.84 with  a loss of -0.88% percent or −8.69 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,916.18 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -16.94 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,228.50  up with +0.0098% percent or +0.12 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,653.73  with a loss of -0.16% percent or -2.71 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,550.13 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -1.86 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,556.51 up  with +0.50% percent or +107.12 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,762.43   with a loss of -0.033% percent or -9.63 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,953.82 up with +0.42% percent or +12.31 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,817.00 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -156.71 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,096.83  with  a loss of -0.76% percent or -54.29 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,469.52   with a loss of -0.62% percent or  -71.27 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,222.04  with a loss of  -0.32% percent or -16.67 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 371.52  with a loss of -0.57% percent or -2.12 point.