U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for Thursday, September 27.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,610.75 up with +0.28% percent or +21.50 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,435.00 up with +0.06% percent or +16.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,914.75 up with +0.11% percent or +3.25 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,796.74 with a loss of -0.99% percent or -237.05 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,709.19 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -107.68 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,789.39 with a loss of -0.62% percent or -17.42 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,423.26 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -119.01 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,526.58 up with +0.20% percent or +15.09 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,368.57 with a loss of – 0.14% percent or -17.32 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,510.25 with a loss of -0.045% percent or -2.48 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 384.41 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -0.63 point.
Thursday’s Factors and Events
U.S. stock index futures fluctuated ahead of Thursday’s open as investors digested the latest monetary-policy decision by the Federal Reserve.
The moves in U.S. futures come after Wall Street closed Wednesday’s session lower, after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) concluded its September policy meeting. The Fed hiked its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point and announced that an additional hike was projected by year-end, and that three more were penciled-in for 2019.
Markets came under pressure, with U.S. bond yields dropping, after Chair Jerome Powell told reporters that he didn’t see inflation surprising to the upside.
For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,990.37 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -17.10 point.the Dow is trading at 26,385.28 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -106.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,905.97 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -9.59 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,691.61 with a loss of -1.01% percent or -17.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,058.04 with a loss of -0.90% percent or -9.62 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,012.14 with a loss of -0.91% percent or ?18.48 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,290.08 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -3.83 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,721.69 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -7.16 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,610.03 with a loss of -0.37% percent or -5.91 point;