U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Friday, March 23.The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 6,626.00 with a loss of -0.99% percent or -66.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,628.25 with a loss of -0.57% percent or -15.00 point. The Dow Futures are trading at 23,786.00 with a loss of –0.74% percent or -177.00 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,617.86 with a loss of -4.51% percent or – 974.13 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,122.27 with a loss of -3.05% percent or -948.78 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,152.76 with a loss of -3.39% percent or -110.72 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,575.70 with a loss of -1.30% percent or -430.57 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 6,878.15 with a loss of -1.07% percent or -74.44 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 11,877.06 with a loss of -1.84% percent or -223.02 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,068.88 with a loss of -1.90% percent or -98.32 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 363.76 with a loss of -1.46% percent or -5.43 point.
Friday’s Factors and Events
One of the more popular innovations in this space is Gamerholic, the creation of co-founder Anari Sengbe. This global gaming platform works on the premise that competition is a normal part of gaming — people are naturally inclined to want to compete with a computer, friend or even someone they don’t know in another part of the world. Gamerholic, according to Sengbe, fuels this natural competitive spirit with a unique set of prize incentives, as opposed to points or recognition.
Gamerholic’s genesis, according to Sengbe, began as a traditional cash gaming platform. Then, in 2013, Sengbe relocated to San Francisco, where he discovered the world of Bitcoin. This sparked an idea in his mind to integrate the blockchain-based cryptocurrency into a digital gaming concept — a decision that proved prudent, given Bitcoin’s meteoric rise and exploding global presence at the time. Today, Gamerholic has built a community of users worldwide in part by being one of the first gaming sites to accept bitcoin.
U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,957.89 with a loss of -2.93% percent or -724.42 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,643.69 with a loss of -2.52% percent or -68.24 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,166.68 with a loss of -2.43% percent or -178.61 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,543.87 with a loss of -2.24%percent or -35.43 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 943.41 with a loss of -2.15% percent or -20.74 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,875.86 with a loss of -2.54% percent or -48.83 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,157.91 with a loss of -2.66% percent or -31.62 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,568.72 with a loss of -2.48% percent or -39.85 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,466.92 with a loss of -2.50% percent or -37.56 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,957.89 with a loss of -2.93% percent or -724.42 point.