U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , December 11.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,728.62 up with +0.44% percent or +29.37 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,561.00 up with +0.29% percent or +71.00 point..  The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,650.12 up with +0.27% percent or +7.12 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,148.02 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -71.48 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,771.52  up with +0.074%percent or +19.14 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,588.72 up with +0.16% percent or  +4.14 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at  34,860.63 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -99.09 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 6,795.84  up with +1.11% percent or +74.30  point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 10,778.26 up  with +1.47% percent or +156.19 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,814.46  up with +1.52% percent or +72.08 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 343.92 up with +1.45% percent or +5.08 point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Tuesday as stocks take a breather after a wild session in the previous trading day.

Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, after Beijing confirmed it was still in talks with Washington in an effort to broker a comprehensive trade agreement.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu reportedly said Tuesday that he had been in discussion with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, with the aim of de-escalating a global trade war.

Monday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,020.52 up with +0.74% percent or +51.27 point. the Dow is trading at 24,423.26 up with +0.14% percent or +34.31  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,637.72 up with +0.18% percent or +4.64 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,443.10 with a loss of -0.34% percent or ?4.99 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 898.91  with a loss of -0.70% percent or -6.35 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,769.53 with a loss of – 0.64% percent or -11.41 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,170.41  up with +0.24% percent or +2.84 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,551.95 up with +0.094% percent or +1.46 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,457.66 up with +0.13% percent or +1.86 point;