U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,Jan 02.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,815.12 up with +0.72%% percent or +62.87 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,674.50 up with +0.58% percent or +166.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,249.62 up with +0.58% percent or +18.62 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,656.62 with a loss of –0.76% percent or -181.10 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,502.44 up with 1.11% percent or +312.69 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,086.10 up with +1.18% percent or +35.98   point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,520.30 up with +0.52% percent or +214.28 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,351.11 up with  +0.77% percent or +102.10 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,051.78  up with +1.23% percent or +73.73 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 419.71  up with +0.93% percent or +3.87  point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

This doesn’t surprise me as I think fears of financial excess are overplayed, effectively a case of fighting the last war,” he writes. Duy also notes the level shift down since the 2007-09 recession, which he says is suggestive that a less optimistic view of the world, has already been priced into the market.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,972.60 up with +0.30% percent or +26.61  point.the Dow is trading at 28,538.44  with a loss of –0.37% percent or –106.82 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,230.78 up with +0.29% percent or +9.49 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,668.47 up with +0.26%  percent or +4.32 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,021.18  up with +0.31% percent or +3.16 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,063.02 up with +0.11% percent or +2.30   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,442.17 up with +0.28% percent or +4.03 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,892.25 up with +0.30% percent or +5.59 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,784.21 up with +0.30% or +5.31 point.