The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,884.38 up with +0.04% percent or +1.13 point.  Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  August 27.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,957.00 up with +0.05% percent or +14.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,596.62 up with +0.08% percent or +6.12 point.


U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open Tuesday as investors monitor developments in trade relations between Washington and Beijing.

Comments from two of the world’s two largest economies on Monday suggested a potential rapprochement following an escalation of trade tensions over the weekend.

Trump’s claims at the G-7 that China called top U.S. trade negotiators to reignite discussions has been called into question by Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, who said in a tweet that negotiators from both countries did not talk over the phone. Hu’s tabloid is run by the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,898.83  up with +1.05% percent or +269.93  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,878.38 up with +1.10% percent or +31.27 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,853.74 up with +1.32% percent or +101.97 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,476.00 up with +1.13% percent or +16.52 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 905.91  up with +1.05% percent or +9.41 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,851.39   up with +0.81% percent or +14.84 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,271.79 up with +1.18% percent or+14.88 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,688.44 up with +1.06% percent or +17.70 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,592.98  up with +1.05% or +16.62 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,456.08 up with +0.96% percent or +195.04point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,611.38 with a loss of –0.27% percent or –68.95 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,902.19  up with +1.35% percent or +38.63 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,648.44 up with +0.41% percent or +154.32 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,081.72  with a loss of –0.19% percent or  –13.16 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,707.69 up with +0.43% percent or +49.28 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,361.62  up with +0.20% percent or +10.60  point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 372.25  up with +0.26% percent or +0.95 point.