U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for , February 19.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,058.62 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -5.13 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,843.00 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -45.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,772.12 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -4.88 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,302.65 up with +0.098% percent or +20.80 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,290.88 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -56.13 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,755.16 up with +0.029% percent or +0.80 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,624.80 up with +0.36% percent or +126.36 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,192.45 with a loss of -0.37% percent or -27.02 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,292.52 with a loss of -0.059% percent or -6.68 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,151.38 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -17.15 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 368.32 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -1.45 point.
Tuesday’s Factors and Events
Market players focused their attention on trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing. The White House said Monday that a new session of discussions will take place Tuesday, with higher level talks due later in the week.
Tensions between the two nations have heightened as they attempt to strike a deal to prevent any further escalation in tariffs. The Chinese government said Monday that the U.S. is inhibiting its industrial development by claiming its mobile gear could pose a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out 5G.
For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,472.41 up with +0.61% percent or +45.46 point. the Dow is trading at 25,883.25 up with +1.33% percent or +339.98 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,775.60 up with +1.09% percent or +29.87 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,569.25 up with +1.56% percent or +24.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 975.24 up with +1.47% percent or +14.09 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,914.01 up with +1.18% percent or +22.35 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,217.96 up with +1.09% percent or +13.16 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,643.45 up with +1.11% percent or +17.96 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,540.37 up with +1.07% percent or +16.29 point.