U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , March 04.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,192.75 up with +0.51% percent or +36.75 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,116.50 up with +0.33% percent or +85.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,813.38 up with +0.30% percent or +8.38 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,822.04 up  with +1.02% percent or +219.35 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,025.98  up with +0.74% percent or +213.81 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,027.58  up with +1.12% percent or +33.57 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,063.81 up with +0.55% percent or +196.37 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,118.80  up with +0.17% percent or +12.07 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,620.91  up with +0.17% percent or  +19.79 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,297.72  up with +0.64% percent or +33.70 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 375.89 up with +0.44% percent or +1.67 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday morning, on the back of renewed hopes in trade talks between the U.S. and China.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that China had proposed to bring down duties on certain American goods in an attempt to strike a deal with the Trump administration. The same report suggested that both countries are at the final stage of their negotiation, which could see the country’s leaders meeting at a special summit to sign a trade deal soon.

Last week, the White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, told CNBC the two countries are making “fantastic” progress in their negotiations.

Friday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,595.35  up with +0.83% percent or +62.82  point. the Dow is trading at 26,026.32  up with +0.43% percent or +110.32 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,803.69 up with +0.69% percent or +19.20 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,589.64 up  with +0.89% percent or +14.09 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 978.79 up with  +0.52% percent or +5.08 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,925.35 up with +0.79% percent or +15.01 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,232.43  up with +0.73% percent or +8.88 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,660.61  up with +0.69% percent or +11.38 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,556.14 up with +0.67% percent or +10.42 point.