The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,209.88 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -1.87 point.  Other U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for  Dec 20.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,394.50 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -6.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,670.38 with a loss of -0.04%  percent or -3.12 point.


the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes, the gains tend to be even richer than those of their blue-chip counterpart.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.45% tends to ring up an average annual gain of 11.2% when it finishes the preceding year with an advance of at least 20%, and gains 83% of the time, according to the data team. The S&P 500 boasts an annual gain of 27.9%, with about two weeks left in the calendar year.

To be sure, past results are no indication of future returns, but recent statistics about stock-market performance have been fairly accurate. Notably, one that forecast that the Dow and S&P 500 were guaranteed to rise at least another 5% on average in the next two months based on a statistical trend pegged to strong returns at the end of October for the main benchmarks has held up.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,376.96  up with +0.49% percent or  +137.68 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,205.37 up with 0.45% percent or +14.23 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,887.22 up with +0.67% percent or +59.48  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,667.09 up with +0.32%  percent or +5.36 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,022.44  up with +0.29% percent or +2.91 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,054.31 up with +0.40% percent or +8.16   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,429.91 up with +0.48% percent or +6.83 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,878.65 up with +0.45% percent or +8.36 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,770.59 up with +0.46% or +8.03 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,816.63 with a loss of –0.20% percent or -48.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,817.98  up with +0.063% percent or +17.49 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,004.94  with a loss of –0.40% percent or –12.13  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,700.62 up with +0.064% percent or +26.70 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,306.77  UP with +0.72% percent or +94.81 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,011.66  up  with +0.66% percent or +39.39 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 417.35  up with +0.55% percent or +2.28 point.