U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , April 05.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,577.62 up with +0.21%  percent or +16.12 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,421.50  up with +0.13% percent or +33.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,887.38  up with +0.16% percent or +4.63 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,807.50  up with +0.38% percent or +82.55 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,936.32 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -50.07  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,246.57 up with +0.94% percent or +30.28 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,744.23  up with +0.15% percent or +59.51 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,418.74  up with  +0.23% percent or +16.80 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,990.40  up with +0.020% percent or  +2.39 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,476.91 up with +0.24% percent or +13.11 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 387.99  up with +0.03% percent or +0.12 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock futures traded slightly higher Friday, as investors monitored progress in U.S.-China trade talks and looked ahead to upcoming jobs data.

As of 7:41 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 24 points, indicating a gain of 22.37 points at the open, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures were also in positive territory.

Investors continued to digest the latest developments in trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing on Friday. President Donald Trump said Thursday that swift progress had been made, adding “we’ll know over the next four weeks” whether a deal can be reached.

Thursday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,891.78  up with +0.048% percent or +3.77 point.the Dow is trading at 26,384.63 up with +0.64% percent or +166.50 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,879.39 up with +0.21% percent or +5.99 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,567.49 up with +0.42% percent or +6.58 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 957.65 up with +0.76% percent or +7.26 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,934.79 up with +0.53% percent or +10.14 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,271.40 up with +0.26% percent or +3.35 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,697.43  up with +0.18% percent or ++3.10 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,595.11  up with +0.16% or +2.63 point