The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,181.88 up  with +0.44% percent or +13.88 point. Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  Dec 13.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,268.00  up with +0.49% percent or +137.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,513.00 up with +0.56%  percent or +47.75 point.


The president said on Twitter TODAY that the U.S. and China were nearing a “big deal” that could avoid fresh tariffs, planned to go in effect Dec. 15, and potentially roll back some existing duties, sending U.S. stocks within reach of record levels.

Stocks retreated from those intraday records, but again drifted higher after Bloomberg reported that an interim “phase-one” agreement had been reached, and awaited signature from the White House.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,132.05 up with +0.79% percent or +220.75  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,168.57 up with +0.86% percent or +26.94 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,717.32 up with +0.73% percent or +63.27 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,644.81 up with +0.79%  percent or +12.89 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,009.59  up with +1.06% percent or +10.55 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,036.63 up with +1.04% percent or +20.88   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,412.56 up with +0.84% percent or +11.73 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,856.28 up with +0.82% percent or +15.03 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,749.69 up with +0.82% or +14.20 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 24,023.10 up with +2.55% percent or +598.29 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,679.88 up with +2.54% percent or +685.74 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,967.68 up with +1.78% percent or +51.98 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,976.79 up with +0.97% percent or +395.08 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,379.73 up with +1.20% percent or +158.09 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,952.17  up with +1.15% percent or +67.91 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 414.33  up with +1.66% percent or +6.75   point.