The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,246.38  up with +0.09% percent or +2.88 point. Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  Jan 07.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,663.50 up with +0.08% percent or +21.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,873.62 up with +0.30% percent or +26.12 point.


“We’re just slightly off all-time highs, even with all the rhetoric and military issues that have occurred over the last few days,” said Brett Ewing, chief market strategist of First Franklin Financial Services in Tallahassee, in an interview with MarketWatch. “That’s a very bullish sign.”


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,703.38  up with +0.24% percent or +68.50 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,246.28 up with +0.35% percent or +11.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,071.46 up with +0.56% percent or +50.70 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,663.26 up with +0.14%  percent or +2.39 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,019.76  with a loss of  –0.11% percent or −1.17 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,054.16 with a loss of –0.073% percent or −1.51   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,452.81 up with +0.44% percent or +6.33 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,900.90 up with +0.34% percent or +6.38 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,793.34 up with +0.35% or +6.26 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,575.72 up with +1.60% percent or +370.86 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,325.01 up with +0.35% percent or +98.26 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,104.80 up with +0.69% percent or +21.39   point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,765.85 up with +0.52% percent or +212.71 point at 12:15 PM..Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,271.82 up with +144.83 percent or –211.90 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,044.44   up with +0.51% percent or +30.86 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 419.10 up with +0.59% percent or +2.43   point.