U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for Tuesday, September 25.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,597.50  up with  +0.15% percent or +10.75 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,688.00  up with  +0.29% percent or  +78.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,933.25  up with  +0.26% percent or +7.75 point.

in overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,940.26 up with +0.29% percent or +70.33 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,499.39 with a loss of – 1.62% percent or  -454.19 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,778.55  with a loss of  -0.68% percent or  -18.93 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,396.40 up with  +0.28% percent or +101.83 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,493.29 up with +0.47% percent or +34.88  point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,390.09  up with  +0.32% percent or +39.27 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,494.37  up with +0.33% percent or  +18.20 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 384.05  up with  +0.50% percent or +1.92 point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. government debt yields continued their upward climb on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was higher at around 3.11 percent at 7:07 a.m. ET, it’s highest level since May 18, when the rate hit a 2018 high of 3.128 percent.

The Federal Open Market Committee will begin its two-day monetary policy gathering Tuesday, with analysts expecting the U.S. Federal Reserve to announce a quarter-point rate hike when it concludes its meeting tomorrow.

Monday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,993.25   up with  +0.079%percent or +6.29 point. the Dow is trading at 26,562.05  with a loss of  -0.68%  percent or -181.45 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,919.37 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -10.30 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,705.32  with a loss of -0.41% percent or -7.00  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,066.72 with a loss of -0.71% percent or  -7.63 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,032.17  with a loss of -0.45% percent or -9.19 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,294.71  with  a loss of -0.26% percent or -3.43 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,730.15 with  a loss of -0.36% percent or  -6.28 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,617.52 with  a loss of -0.36% percent or -5.81  point;