U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for , August 22 The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,755.12 up with +0.06% percent or +4.87 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,256.00 up with +0.11% percent or +32.50 point.  The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,932.62 up with +0.12% percent or +3.37 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,628.01 up with +0.046% percent or +9.44point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,048.72 with a loss of –0.84% percent or –221.32 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,883.44 up with +0.11% percent or ++3.10 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,793.62 with a loss of –0.72% percent or –266.75  point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 is trading at 7,167.77 with a loss of –0.50% percent or  –36.20 point. Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,829.78 up with +0.23% percent or +26.93 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,428.70 with a loss of –0.12% percent or –6.77 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 375.88  up with +0.03% percent or +0.11 point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

Treasury yields moved higher starting around 7:30 a.m. ET after George told CNBC’s Steve Liesman that her sense on monetary policy is that “we’ve added accommodation and it wasn’t required in my view.”

“With this very low unemployment rate, with wages rising, with the inflation rate staying close to the Fed’s target, I think we’re in a good place relative to the mandates that we’re asked to achieve,” she added.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,020.21 up  with +0.90% percent or +71.65 point.the Dow is trading at 26,202.73 up with +0.93% percent or +240.29  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,924.43 up with +0.82% percent or  +23.92 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,509.85 up with +0.79% percent or +11.84 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 928.11  up with +0.79% percent or +7.25 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,886.86  up with +0.56% percent or +10.56 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,292.09 up with 0.88% percent or +11.32 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,716.56 up with  +0.83% percent or +14.09 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,618.81  with +0.83% or +13.33 point.