U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for Tuesday, September 18.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,486.75 up with +0.29% percent or +21.75 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,159.00 up with +0.22% percent or +57.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,901.75 up with +0.20% percent or +5.75 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,420.54 up with +1.41% percent or +325.87 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,073.57 up with +0.52% percent or +140.72 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,699.95 up with +1.82% percent or +48.16 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,543.18 with a loss of -0.11% percent or – 42.33 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,310.52 up with +0.12% percent or +8.42 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 112,125.32 up with +0.24% percent or +28.91 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,363.31 up with +0.27% percent or +14.44 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 378.70 up with +0.10% percent or +0.34 point.
Tuesday’s Factors and Events
The comments come after director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow told CNBC’s Becky Quick that Trump has “not been satisfied” with the trade talks with Beijing. “The president has suggested tariffs on a couple $100 billion” in Chinese goods, Kudlow said. “He has not been satisfied with the talks with China on this. My guess is that an announcement will be coming soon.”
Apple shares fell 2.6 percent amid fears it could be caught in the middle of a U.S.-China trade war. China is one of Apple’s biggest markets. The tech giant said earlier this month that tariffs on Chinese goods could hurt its business.
For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,895.79 with a loss of -1.43%percent or 1-14.25 point.the Dow is trading at 26,062.12 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -92.55 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,888.80 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -16.18 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,703.55 with a loss of -1.06% percent or -18.17point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,075.21 with a loss of -1.03% percent or -11.14 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,028.49 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -18.07 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,277.57 with a loss of -0.62% percent or -8.03 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,714.98 with a loss of -0.66% or -11.37 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,602.33 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -10.10 point;