U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, February 09.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,368.50 for up with +0.81% percent or +51.25 point. The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,610.50 for up with +0.66% percent or +17.00 point.The Dow Futures are trading at 24,078.00 for up with +0.45% percent or +108.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,382.62 with a loss of -2.32% percent or -508.24 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 29,388.52 with a loss of -3.49% percent or -1,062.75 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,129.85 with a loss -4.05% percent or -132.20 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,005.76 with a loss of -1.18% percent or -407.40 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,150.26 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -20.43 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,203.21 with a loss of -0.47% percent or -57.08 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,122.94 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -28.74 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 371.79 with a loss of -0.60% percent or -2.17 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
After a month of deep double-digit dives in the crypto markets, we could be on the brink of a launch that sends it soaring again. The Litecoin Foundation is apparently now only days away from releasing a revolutionary new tool called LitePay. This new tool, first announced before Christmas, will allow businesses to accept payment in Litecoin (LTC), as well as with the Litecoin-exclusive debit card, from anywhere in the world instantly and without any of the worry associated with cryptocurrency value volatility.
An alternative Litecoin payment platform called LitePal is also set for launch later this year. According to the developers the new transaction tool “was created to bridge the gap between merchants and the cryptocurrency world, all on one simple, secure and fast platform.”
U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,860.46 with a loss of -4.15% percent or -1,032.89 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,581.00 with a loss of -3.75% percent or -100.66 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,777.16 with a loss of -3.90% percent or -274.82.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,463.79 with a loss of -2.93% percent or -44.18 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 893.05 with a loss of -2.78% percent or -25.49 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 20.89 with a loss of -3.29% percent or -0.71 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,142.28 with a loss of -3.81% percent or -45.28 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,525.26 with a loss of -3.66% percent or -57.92 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,429.23 with a loss of –3.72% percent or -55.18 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,860.46 with a loss of -4.15% percent or -1,032.89 point.