U.S. stock futures higher  in pre-market trading for , April 15.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,651.12  with a loss of -0.01%  percent or -1.13 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,449.50 up with +0.16% percent or +41.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,913.38  up with +0.03% percent or +0.88 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,169.11  up with +1.37% percent or +298.55 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,916.30 up with +0.022% percent or +6.54   point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,177.79 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -10.84 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,882.32  up with +0.30% percent or +115.21 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,443.27  up with  +0.084% percent or +6.21 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,028.90 up with +0.24% percent or  +29.07 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,515.00 up with +0.22% percent or +12.30 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 388.44  up with +0.23% percent or +0.91 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Monday morning, as market participants awaited further earnings reports.

Market players are also carefully watching any Fed-related developments amid predictions of a potential cut in rates. Speaking to CNBC Friday, Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz’s chief economic advisor, said the Fed has gone from “too hawkish” last year to “too dovish” at the moment. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks exclusively to CNBC at 8.30 a.m. ET.

Friday’s Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,984.16  up with +0.46% percent or +36.80 point.the Dow is trading at 26,412.30  up with +1.03% percent or +269.25 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,907.41 up with +0.66% percent or +19.09 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,584.80 up with +0.36% percent or +5.66 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 969.91 up with +0.43% percent or +4.14 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,965.42 up with +0.76% percent or +14.74 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,281.09  up with +0.62% percent or +7.91point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,715.42 up  with +0.65% percent or +11.00 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,611.96  up with +0.67% or +10.68 point.