U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , January 16.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,679.88  up with +0.05% percent or +3.13 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,053.50 up with +0.29% percent or +69.50 point.  The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,612.12  up with +0.25% percent or +6.62 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,442.75 with a loss of -0.55% percent or -112.54 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,860.31  up with +0.11% percent or +30.02 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,570.38 up  with +0.0015% percent or  +0.039 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,381.96  up with +0.18% percent or +63.63 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 6,863.96 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -1.06 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 10,888.00 with a loss of -0.035% percent or -3.79 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,797.02   up with +0.23% percent or +10.85 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 349.43 up with +0.24% percent or +0.86 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

Traders were digesting news that the U.K. leader had lost a vote on her Brexitdeal by 230 votes, which is believed to be the highest margin of defeat for any sitting government in British political history.

May told lawmakers that her Conservative government “will listen” following the vote and that a statement will be made in Parliament on January 21 where the prime minister is due to present a “plan B” for the withdrawal agreement.

Tuesday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at +7,023.83 up with +1.71% percent or +117.92 point.the Dow is trading at 24,065.59 up with +0.65% percent or +155.75 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,610.30 up with +1.07% percent or +27.69 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,445.22  up with +0.87% percent or +12.40 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 899.77 up with +0.64% percent or +5.71  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,763.90 up with +0.61% percent or +10.73 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,157.45  up with +1.18% percent or +13.50 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,538.77  up with +1.04% percent or + 15.76 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,444.13  up with +1.05% percent or +14.98 point.