Nasdaq Futures Opening Update as on 15 October 2018

U.S. stock futures lower  in pre-market trading for , October 15.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,115.00  with a loss of -0.80% percent or -57.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,210.00 with a loss of  -0.42% percent or  -106.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,755.00 with a loss of -0.49% percent or -12.75 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,271.30 with  a loss of  -1.87% percent or -423.36 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,463.64    with a loss of -1.31% percent or -337.85 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,568.10   with a loss of  -1.49% percent or -38.81 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,743.09  up  with +0.027% percent or +9.51 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 6,987.65  with  a loss of -0.12% percent or -8.26 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,550.38 up with +0.23% percent or +26.57 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,082.51 with a loss of  -0.26% percent or -13.46 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 358.04  with a loss of -0.25% percent or -0.93 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

Earnings season kicks into high gear this week with Morgan Stanley, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and Honeywell reporting. Investors are hoping some strong results will stave off the selling, but company outlooks could reinforce current concerns about rising rates and a slowing global economy due to tariffs.

Bank of America reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue on Monday, sending its stock up by half a percent. Charles Schwab was also expected to report earnings later in the morning.

Retail sales figures for September are scheduled to be published at around 8:30 a.m. ET on Monday. Later in the session, Empire State Manufacturing Index data for October and business inventories data for August are both set to be released at around 10 a.m.

Friday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,496.89 up with +2.29% percent or +167.83 point. the Dow is trading at 25,339.99 up with +1.15% percent or +287.16 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,767.13 up with  +1.42% percent or +38.76 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,546.68  with +0.084% percent or +1.30 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 965.38 with a loss of  -0.19% percent or  -1.85 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,871.25  up with +0.24% percent or  +4.52 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,233.66 up with +1.60% percent or  +19.37 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,630.57 up with +1.30% or  +20.87 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,529.15  up with +1.39% percent or  +21.01 point;

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