U.S. stock futures lower in pre-market trading for,Jan 15.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,053.88 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -8.62 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,922.50  with a loss of -0.04% percent or -11.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,285.88  with a loss of -0.06% percent or -2.12 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,916.58 with a loss of –0.45% percent or –108.59  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,743.60 with a loss of –0.49% percent or –141.54 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,090.04 with a loss of –0.54% percent or –16.78 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,694.56 with a loss of –0.62% percent or –258.07 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,446.03 with a loss of –0.078% percent or –10.46 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,032.80 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –8.09 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 419.34  with a loss of -0.06% percent or -0.26 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

As part of a U.S.-China trade deal, expected to be signed in Washington on Wednesday, China will pledge to buy $200 billion of U.S. goods over a two-year period in four industries, according to several reports, in return for a lowering of U.S. import tariffs.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,251.33 with  a loss of –0.24%percent or –22.60 point.the Dow is trading at 28,939.67 up with +0.11%% percent or +32.62  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,283.15  with a loss of –0.15% percent or -4.98 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,675.74 up with +0.37%  percent or +6.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,023.68 up with +0.33% percent or +3.35 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,072.99 up with +0.24% percent or +4.86 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,469.52 with a loss of –0.24% percent or -3.59 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,923.63 with  a loss of percent or -1.59 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,815.33 with a loss of –0.11% or -2.06 point.