U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,Jan 10.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,047.62 up with +0.43% percent or +38.62 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,991.00 up with +0.21% percent or +62.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,284.38  up with +0.26% percent or +8.38 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,850.57 up with +0.47% percent or +110.70 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,626.64 up with +0.23% percent or +65.64 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,092.29 with a loss of –0.084% percent or –2.59 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,756.69 up with +0.73% percent or +304.34 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,542.38 up with +0.35% percent or +47.32 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,048.17  up with +0.093% percent or +5.62 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 420.64  up with +420.64 percent or +1.00 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

“We’re just slightly off all-time highs, even with all the rhetoric and military issues that have occurred over the last few days,” said Brett Ewing, chief market strategist of First Franklin Financial Services in Tallahassee, in an interview with MarketWatch. “That’s a very bullish sign.”

Equity benchmarks reversed earlier losses despite mounting Middle East tensions as President Donald Trump threatened sanctions and said he wouldl demand compensation from Iraq for U.S. military forces if Baghdad follows through on draft legislation to push American forces out of the country following the killing of Soleimani.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,203.43 up with +0.81% percent or +74.18 point.the Dow is trading at 28,956.90 up with +0.74% percent or +211.81  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,274.70 up with +0.67% percent or ++21.65 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,664.99 up with +0.08%  percent or +1.40 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,015.79  with a loss of  –0.071% percent or ?0.72 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,058.05 with 0.25% percent or +5.12   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,466.47 up with 0.75% percent or +10.98 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,916.71 up with +0.61% percent or +11.69 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,809.16 up with +0.65% or +11.69 point.