The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,963.88 up with +0.86% percent or +25.38 point.  Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  September 05.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,616.00 up with +0.93% percent or +244.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,809.88  up with +1.13%  percent or +87.13 point.


The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) climbed 0.9% in the premarket as Advanced Micro Devices and On Semiconductor both gained more than 1%. Bank stocks such as J.P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup each traded more than 1% higher along with trade bellwethers Caterpillar and Boeing.

China’s Commerce Ministry issued a statement Thursday morning saying that Liu He, Beijing’s top negotiator on trade, had spoken with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,355.47  up with +0.91% percent or +237.45  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,937.78  up with +1.08% percent or +31.51 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,976.88 up with 1.30% percent or +102.72  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,484.76 up with +0.85% percent or +12.47 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 914.47 up with +0.94% percent or +8.50 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at1,880.94  up with +1.23% percent or +22.89 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,297.53 up with +1.14% percent or +14.57 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,720.12 up with +1.07% percent or +18.15 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,624.29  up with +1.08% or +17.37 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,620.19  with a loss of –0.41% percent or –84.18 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,591.89  with a loss of –0.52% percent or –132.84 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,924.11 up with +1.31% percent or +37.87 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,332.79 up with +0.71% percent or +263.86 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,260.98  with a loss of –0.70% percent or  –51.05  point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,115.92 up with +0.76% percent or +90.88 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,582.95 up with +0.92% percent or +50.88 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 385.32 up with +0.56% percent or +2.12 point.