The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,925.88  up with +0.29% percent or +8.38 point.Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  May 03.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,332.50 up with +0.26% percent or +67.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,774.38 up with +0.52% percent or +40.13 point.


U.S. government debt yields rose on Thursday as investors pored over the Federal Reserve’s latest statement as well as commentary from Chairman Jerome Powell.

At around 11:26 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was 5 basis points higher at 2.55%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was up at 2.944%.

The Fed on Wednesday said that it is keeping interest rates unchanged, though Chair Powell added that officials saw a decline in inflation in the first quarter as simply “transcient”


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,307.79 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -122.35 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,917.52 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -6.21 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,036.77  wilth  a loss of -0.16% percent or -12.87 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,582.65 up with +0.40% percent or +6.27 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 969.10 up with +0.24% percent or +2.34 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,952.87 up with +0.21% percent or +4.00 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,292.88  with a loss of -0.37% percent or -4.81 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,719.62  with a loss of -0.15% percent or -2.60 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,616.37   with a loss of -0.19% or -3.12 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,258.73 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -48.85 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,038.10 up with +0.31% percent or +93.92   point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,078.34  up with +0.52% percent or +15.84 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,110.47  up with +0.33% percent or +129.04 point at 12:15 PM..The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,409.16  up with  +0.79% percent or +57.85 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,387.14  up with  +0.34% percent or  +41.72 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,554.00 up with +0.27% percent or +15.15 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 390.43  up with +0.41% percent or +1.59    point.