U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for , June 18 The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,630.00  up with +0.91% percent or +69.63 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,248.00 up  with +0.42% percent or +110.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,910.88 up with +0.51% percent or +14.63 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,972.71 with a loss of -0.72% percent or -151.29 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,537.29  up with +1.14% percent or +310.13    point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,890.16  up with +0.088% percent or +2.54  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,133.59 up with +0.44% percent or +172.80 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,423.50  up with  +0.90% percent or +66.26 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,225.93 up with +1.16% percent or +146.90 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,466.79 up with +1.41% percent or +75.89  point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 382.08 up  with +0.97% percent or +3.66  point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

The Federal Reserve is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged, despite fresh demands from President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.

Investors are likely to closely monitor whether policymakers at the central bank lay the groundwork for a rate cut later in the year.

Fresh hopes for looser monetary policy have eased tensions in risk asset markets, which were hit hard last month by escalating trade tensions between the world’s largest economies.

Monday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,845.02   up with +0.62% percent or +48.37 point. the Dow is trading at 26,112.53 up with +0.088% percent or +22.92  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,889.67 up with +0.093% percent or +2.69 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,532.75 up with +0.67% percent or +10.25 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 924.01 up with +0.048% percent or +0.44 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,899.56 with a loss of -0.019% percent or –0.36 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,277.35 up with +0.23% percent or +2.95 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,699.55  up with +0.15% percent or +2.51 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,599.94  up with +0.11% or +1.74 point.