U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for , August 19 The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,696.62 up with  +1.11% percent or +84.87 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,159.50 up with +0.97%  percent or +252.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,919.88 up with +0.98% percent or +28.38 point. 

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world,  Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,563.16 up with +0.71% percent or +144.35point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,291.84 up with +2.17% percent or +557.62 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,883.10 up with +2.10% percent or +59.27 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,573.47 up with +0.60% percent or +223.14 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,188.04 up with +1.00% percent or +70.89point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,699.37 up with +1.18% percent or +136.56 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,362.43 up with +1.16% percent or +61.65 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 373.62  up with +1.08% percent or +3.99 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday morning as the White House sought to calm investors over growing concerns about the trade war and the U.S. economy.

Around 6:30 a.m. ET, Dow futures indicated a positive open of about 260 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also solidly higher.

Wall Street ended Friday’s session on a more positive note, on the back of a rebound in bond yields, which eased ongoing recession fears. Nonetheless, traders are keeping an eye on the economy and U.S.-China trade relations.

Friday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,895.99 up with +1.67% percent or +129.38 point.the Dow is trading at 25,886.01 up with +1.20% percent or  +306.62 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,888.68 up with +1.44% percent or +41.08 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,493.64  up with +2.19% percent or +31.99 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 919.62 up with +2.24% percent or +20.14 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,873.22 up with +2.07%percent or +38.06 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,275.19 up  with +1.46% percent or +18.36point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,695.92 up with +1.52% percent or +25.40 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,599.20 up with +1.47% or +23.23 point.