U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,November 18.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,333.00 up with +0.17% percent or +14.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,017.50  up with +0.23% percent or +64.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,122.88  up with +0.15% percent or +4.63 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,416.76 up with +0.49% percent or +113.44 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,694.17 up with +1.40% percent or +367.51 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,909.20 up with +0.62% percent or +17.86   point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,331.58  with a loss of –0.062% percent or –25.11 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,219.01  with a loss of –0.17% percent or –22.74 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,923.62  with a loss of –0.26% percent or –15.69 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 406.38  up with +0.08% percent or +0.33  point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. economic data also provided some evidence that consumers remain willing to spend, though at a slower pace than earlier this year. U.S. retail sales growth rebounded in October, rising 0.3% after a 0.3% decline in September, above the 0.2% growth expected by economists surveyed by MarketWatch. Excluding autos and gasoline sales, however, sales rose 0.1%, below the 0.4% consensus forecast.

Friday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,540.83 up with +0.73% percent or +61.81 point.the Dow is trading at 28,004.89  up with +0.80% percent or +222.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,120.46 up with +0.77% percent or +23.83 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,596.45 up with +0.48% percent or +7.66 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 982.71 up with +0.49% percent or +4.83 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,000.61 up with +0.46% percent or +9.15 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 2,000.61 up with +0.46% percent or +9.15 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,827.11 up with +0.76% percent or +13.70 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,723.87 up with +0.77% or +13.25 point.