Nasdaq Futures Opening Update as on 19 September 2018

U.S. stock futures mixed  in pre-market trading for Wednesday, September 19.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,525.50  up with +0.02% percent or +1.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,315.00  up with +0.05% percent or  +14.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,910.25 with a loss of -0.05% percent or -1.50 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,672.52 up with +1.08% percent or +251.98 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,389.72  up with +1.13% percent or  +305.06 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,730.09  up with +1.12% percent or  +30.14 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,323.79 up with 0.089%  percent or +33.12  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,319.89 up with +0.27% percent or +19.66 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,181.82  up with +0.20% percent or  +24.15 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,378.85  up with +0.28% percent or  +15.06 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 378.65 up with  +0.07% percent or +0.32 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

As another trading week hits the midpoint, investors continue to monitor trade rifts going on between the U.S. and China. On Monday, the U.S. administration announced that it would inflict 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, of which would go onto rise to 25 percent by year-end.

The news sparked retaliation from China on Tuesday, who announced levies targeting over 5,000 American products – worth $60 billion – which would go into effect next week on Sept. 24, according to Reuters.

Thursday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,956.11  up with +0.76% percent or +60.32 point.the Dow is trading at 26,246.96  up with +0.71% percent or +184.84 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,904.31  up with  +0.54% percent or +15.51 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,710.97  up with +0.44% percent or +7.42 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,078.00 up with +0.26% percent or +2.79 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,036.73  up with +0.41% percent or +8.24 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,284.91  up with +0.57% percent or +7.34 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,723.97 up with +0.52% or  +8.99  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,610.84  up with +0.53% percent or +8.52 point;

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