U.S. stock futures mixed  in pre-market trading for , March 14.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,242.12 up with +0.11%  percent or +7.87 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,584.50  with a loss of -0.02% percent or -4.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,800.12  up with +0.10% percent or +2.87 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,287.02 with a loss of -0.015% percent or -3.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,755.70   with a loss of -0.18% percent or -51.75  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,977.92   with a loss of -1.62% percent or -49.03 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,753.22  up with +0.0028% percent or +7.55  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,188.06 up with +0.40% percent or +28.87 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,548.39 with   a loss of -0.21% percent or  -24.02 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,320.97   up with +0.28% percent or +14.60 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 376.89 up with +0.34% percent or +1.33 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower Thursday morning, after market participants reacted cautiously to mixed economic data from China.

The data come as investors monitor clues about the health of China’s economy, after growth cooled to 6.6 percent last year.

Retail sales and fixed asset investment in the world’s second-largest economy both came in stronger-than-anticipated on Thursday.

Trade talks between Washington and Beijing also weighed on market sentiment after President Donald Trump said he was in no rush to form an agreement.

Wednesday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,591.03 up with +0.44% percent or +32.97  point.the Dow is trading at 25,554.66 with a loss of -0.38% percent or -96.22 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,791.52 up with +0.30% percent or +8.22 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,549.83 up with +0.062% percent or +0.96 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 948.04  with a loss of -1.20 percent or -1.20 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,888.27  up with +0.16% percent or +2.98 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,232.94  up with +0.27% percent or +3.37 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,649.47 up with +0.28% percent or +4.60  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,547.97 up with +0.30% percent or +4.58 point.