U.S. stock futures lower  in pre-market trading for , April 08.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,594.88 with a loss of -0.12%  percent or -9.37 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,317.00  with a loss of -0.29% percent or -77.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,892.38  with a loss of  -0.12% percent or -3.62 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,761.65  with a loss of -0.21% percent or -45.85 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,052.17 up with +0.39% percent or +115.85 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,242.07  with a loss of -0.14% percent or -4.50 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,779.57   with a loss of  -0.21% percent or -82.66 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,455.01  up with  +0.11% percent or +8.14 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,985.78  with  a loss of -0.20% percent or  – 23.97 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,485.19 up with +0.16% percent or +8.99 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 388.40  up with +0.04% percent or +0.17 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures were lower Monday morning, with market participants worried about what is likely to be a tough earnings season.

Market focus is largely attuned to corporate results, with major U.S. banks set to get the ball rolling later in the week.

Analysts have warned that the upcoming earnings season could be the first quarter of contracting corporate results since 2016.

J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo are both set to report their latest figures on Friday.

Before that, minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting are due to be released on Wednesday.

Friday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,938.69  up with +0.59% percent or +46.91 point.the Dow is trading at 26,424.99 up with +0.15% percent or +40.36 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,892.74 up with +0.46% percent or +13.35 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,582.56 up with +0.96% percent or +15.06 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 966.15 up with +0.89% percent or +8.50 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,948.91 up with +0.73% percent or +14.12 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,275.54 up with +0.33% percent or +4.14 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,706.28  up with +0.52% percent or +8.85 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,602.88  up with +0.49% or +7.78 point.