The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,887.62  up with +0.25% percent or +7.12 point. Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  August 08. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,975.00 up  with +0.13% percent or +35.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,586.88 up with +0.45% percent or +33.63 point.


The benchmark U.S. 10-year yield fell to a fresh three-year low and the 30-year bond rate neared an all-time low Wednesday, as investors continued to rush for safety amid an intensifying trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

The move came as central banks in New Zealand, India and Thailand surprised markets with aggressive easings. The Philippines central bank is expected to lower borrowing costs later in the session.

On Thursday, China reported trade data that was better-than-expected despite mounting economic pressure from elevated U.S. tariffs. It appeared to offer investors some respite from fears of a global currency war.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,007.07 with a loss of -0.086% percent or  -22.45 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,883.98 up with +0.077% percent or +2.21 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,862.83 up with +0.38% percent or +29.56 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,500.69   with a loss of 0.093% percent or -1.40  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 922.68 up with +0.097% percent or +0.89 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,887.31  up with  +0.20% percent or +3.81 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,273.00 with a loss of -0.027% percent or -0.35 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,695.10 up with +0.10% percent or +1.73 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,597.84  up with +0.12% or +1.85 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,593.35 up with +0.37% percent or +76.79 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,120.77  up with +0.48% percent or +123.74 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,794.55  up with +0.93% percent or +25.87 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,926.26 up with +0.64% percent or +235.76 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,210.25 up with +0.16% percent or +11.55 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,750.54  up with  +0.86% percent or +100.39 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,332.82   up with +1.26% percent or +66.31 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 372.03  up with +0.94% percent or +3.47 point.