The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,932.62 up with +0.12% percent or +3.37 point. Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  August 22. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,256.00 up with +0.11% percent or +32.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,755.12 up with +0.06% percent or +4.87 point.


U.S. government debt yields rose Thursday morning after Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George said she disagreed with the central bank’s decision to cut interest rates in July.

At around 8:03 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was higher at around 1.613%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also higher at around 2.096%. The 2-year Treasury yield, which briefly exceeded the 10-year rate on Wednesday, rose to 1.587%



For the day the Dow is trading at 26,202.73 up with +0.93% percent or +240.29  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,924.43 up with +0.82% percent or  +23.92 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,020.21 up  with +0.90% percent or +71.65 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,509.85 up with +0.79% percent or +11.84 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 928.11  up with +0.79% percent or +7.25 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,886.86  up with +0.56% percent or +10.56 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,292.09 up with 0.88% percent or +11.32 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,716.56 up with  +0.83% percent or +14.09 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,618.81  with +0.83% or +13.33 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,628.01 up with +0.046% percent or +9.44point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,048.72 with a loss of –0.84% percent or –221.32 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,883.44 up with +0.11% percent or ++3.10 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,793.62 with a loss of –0.72% percent or –266.75  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,167.77   with a loss of –0.50% percent or  –36.20 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,829.78 up with +0.23% percent or +26.93 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,428.70  with a loss of –0.12% percent or –6.77 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 375.88  up with +0.03% percent or +0.11 point.