U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,November 01.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,104.38 up with +0.17% percent or +14.13 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,012.00 up with +0.11% percent or +30.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,039.62  up with +0.13% percent or +3.87 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,850.77 with a loss of –0.33% percent or –76.27 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,047.94 up with +0.52% percent or +141.22 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,958.20 up with +0.99% percent or +29.14  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,075.35 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –53.70 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,902.94 up with +0.28% percent or +36.15 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,743.07 up with  +0.23% percent or +13.22 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 397.87  up with +0.28% percent or +1.12  point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

U.S. employment data, set for release at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, will be in the spotlight, but a six-week strike at General Motors is likely to skew the numbers. Economists polled by MarketWatch, on average, look for the U.S. economy to have added just 75,000 jobs in October, down from a lackluster 136,000 in September.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,292.36  with a loss of –0.14% percent or –11.62 point.the Dow is trading at 27,046.23 with a loss of –0.52% percent or  –140.46 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,037.56 with a loss of –0.30% percent or –9.21 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,562.45 with a loss of –0.66% percent or -10.40 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 965.35  with a loss of –1.08% percent or -10.56 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,955.37 with a loss of –0.74% percent or -14.57  point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,349.76 with a loss of –0.15% percent or -2.07 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,778.20  with a loss of –0.36%  percent or -6.43 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,677.08 with a loss of –0.34%  or -5.71 point.