Nasdaq Futures Opening Update as on 21 May 2018

U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for Monday, May 21. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,919.25 up with +0.66% percent or +45.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,950.00 up  with +0.93% percent or +229.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,729.00 up with +0.59% percent or +16.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,002.37 up with +0.31% percent or +72.01 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 31,330.84 up with +0.91% percent or  +282.93 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,211.37 up with +0.57% percent or +18.07 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,678.82 with a loss of -0.49% percent or  -169.48  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,840.11 up with +0.79% percent or +61.32 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,077.72 with  a loss of  -0.28% percent or -36.89 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,656.49 up with +0.75% percent or +41.99 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 396.15 up with +0.38% percent or  +1.49 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

Since Nasdaq’s founding in 1971, our mission has been to build markets that allow great businesses and entrepreneurs to flourish, create jobs, and ignite a permanent cycle of economic growth.

Our focus on creating the markets of tomorrow endures today. We know that U.S. markets and our economy are healthier than a decade ago. We also know that there is more work to be done to ensure that this increased strength is sustainable for the long term.

In 2017, we set out to answer this lingering question: How can American capital markets be revitalized for the next era of growth? Our study, “The Promise of Market Reform: Reigniting America’s Economic Engine “, addressed structural concerns about public markets in three categories: overly complex regulations that disincentivize market participation; a one-size-fits-all market structure that deprives some companies of the benefits they need to participate and succeed in public markets; and a culture in the investment community (and in the mainstream media) that creates an imbalance between the value of long-term return and short-term potential.

Friday’s Activity

U.S. market were mixed on Friday.For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,354.34 with a loss of -0.38% percent or -28.13 point the Dow is trading at 24,715.09 up with +0.0045% percent or  +1.11 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,712.97  with a loss of -0.26% percent or  -7.16 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,626.63 up with +0.082% percent or +1.34 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,002.57 up with +0.15% percent or +1.55 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,943.37  with a loss of -0.25% percent or  -4.91  point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,190.65 with a loss of  -0.33% percent or -3.93 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,613.48 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -3.33 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,505.70 with a loss of  -0.23% percent or  -3.48 point.

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