U.S. stock futures lower  in pre-market trading for , March 07.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,092.25 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -19.00 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,578.50  with a loss of -0.34% percent or -87.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,764.38  with a loss of -0.26% percent or -7.12 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,456.01   with a loss of -0.65% percent or -140.80 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,883.59  with a loss of -0.53% percent or -154.01 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,121.81  up with +0.64% percent or +19.71 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,672.41 up with +0.099% percent or +36.31 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,156.57  with a loss of -0.55% percent or -39.43 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,525.01   with  a loss of -0.54% percent or  -62.62 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,264.00   with a loss of -0.47% percent or -24.81 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 373.56  with a loss of –0.51% percent or -1.95 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. government debt prices were slightly higher, with investors monitoring ongoing U.S.-Sino trade developments and an upcoming European Central Bank meeting.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sank to 2.688 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was barely lower at 3.069 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

Investors are eager to know details from trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. Data out on Wednesday showed that the U.S. trade deficit remains a problem.

Wednesday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,505.92  with a loss of -0.93% percent or -70.44  point. the Dow is trading at 25,673.46 with a loss of -0.52% percent or -133.17 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,771.45  with a loss of -0.65% percent or -18.20 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,536.82 with a loss of -2.01% percent or -31.46 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 945.78 with a loss of -1.97% percent or -19.05 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,881.47  with a loss of -1.38% percent or -26.30 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,223.14   with a loss of -0.54% percent or -6.61 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,637.11 with a loss of -0.80% percent or -13.15 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,536.47 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -10.86 point.