U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for , August 08 The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,586.88 up with +0.45% percent or +33.63 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,975.00 up  with +0.13% percent or +35.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,887.62  up with +0.25% percent or +7.12 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,593.35 up with +0.37% percent or +76.79 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,120.77  up with +0.48% percent or +123.74 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,794.55  up with +0.93% percent or +25.87 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,926.26 up with +0.64% percent or +235.76 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,210.25 up with +0.16% percent or +11.55 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,750.54  up with  +0.86% percent or +100.39 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,332.82   up with +1.26% percent or +66.31 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 372.03  up with +0.94% percent or +3.47 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

Wall Street ended Wednesday little changed despite earlier falls following a dramatic move in bond yields. The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield briefly dipped below 1.6% to hit a 2016 low, but was back up near 1.72% by Thursday morning.

Tumbling yields can signal global growth concerns from investors and fuel sharp pullbacks in equity markets. An escalation in trade tensions between China and the United States has accentuated these fears in recent days. Wall Street saw a wild ride Wednesday when the S&P 500 logged its biggest intraday comeback of the year.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,862.83 up with +0.38% percent or +29.56 point.the Dow is trading at 26,007.07 with a loss of -0.086% percent or  -22.45 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,883.98 up with +0.077% percent or +2.21 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,500.69   with a loss of 0.093% percent or -1.40  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 922.68 up with +0.097% percent or +0.89 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,887.31  up with  +0.20% percent or +3.81 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,273.00 with a loss of -0.027% percent or -0.35 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,695.10 up with +0.10% percent or +1.73 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,597.84  up with +0.12% or +1.85 point.