U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,Dec 27.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,022.39 up with +0.78%  percent or +69.51 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,621.40 up with +0.37% percent or +105.94 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,239.91 up with +0.51% percent or +16.53 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,837.72 with a loss of –0.36% percent or -87.20 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,182.42  up with +1.14% percent or +318.21 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,005.63  with a loss of –0.058% percent or –1.73   point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,444.58 up with +0.68% percent or +280.82 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,356.01 up with +0.41% percent or +55.03 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,057.87  up with +0.47% percent or +28.32 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 420.15 up with +0.31% percent or +1.29  point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

This year too is no different with SPY (NYSE:SPY), DIA and QQQ returning about 8.8%, 6.5% and 12.5%, respectively, so far. U.S.-China trade deal optimism and global policy easing were the major market tailwinds. Against this backdrop, below we highlight a few best-and worst performing ETFs of the fourth quarter.

Monday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,022.39 up with +0.78% percent or +69.51  point.the Dow is trading at 28,621.39  up with +0.37% percent or  +105.94 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,239.91 up with +0.51% percent or +16.53 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,677.67 with a loss of -0.02%  percent or -0.34 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,023.70  with a loss of –0.097% percent or -0.99 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,067.33 up with +0.29% percent or +5.97   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,447.27 up with +0.71% percent or +10.17 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,898.24 up with +0.46% percent or +8.60 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,789.56 up with +0.49% or +8.71 point.