Nasdaq Futures Opening Update as on 18 February 2019

U.S. stock futures lower  in pre-market trading for , January 29.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,693.50  with a loss of -0.12% percent or -8.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,475.00 up with +0.01% percent or +2.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,641.38  with a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.62 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,664.64  up with +0.076% percent or +15.64 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,506.28  with a loss of -0.26% percent or -70.68 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,594.25 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -2.72 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,595.18  with a loss of -0.17% percent or -61.52 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 6,838.30 up with +1.35% percent or +91.20 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,224.87 up with +0.13% percent or +14.56 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,919.56  up with +0.63% percent or +30.99 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 356.97  up with +0.73% percent or +2.51  point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

There is a strong focus on trade as China and the U.S. continue talks. According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with U.S. delegates on Friday, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

In politics, the White House said Thursday that President Trump is signed legislation that prevents a government shutdown, but also declared a national emergency to try to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

Friday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,085.68  with a loss of -1.11% percent or -79.18 point.the Dow is trading at 24,528.22  with a loss of -0.84% percent or -208.98 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,643.85 with a loss of -0.78% percent or -20.91 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,473.54  with a loss of -0.63% percent or -9.32 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 917.07 with a loss of -0.64%percent or -5.91 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,816.06 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -0.14% point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,164.44  with a loss of -0.99%percent or -11.67 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,561.95   with  a loss of -0.72%percent or -11.36 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,465.38   with a loss of -0.73% percent or -10.77 point.

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