U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,Jan 29.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,143.38 up with +0.42% percent or +38.13 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,765.50  up with +0.19% percent or +55.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,286.38 up with +0.25% percent or +8.13 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,379.40 up with +0.71% percent or +163.69   point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,149.66 with a loss of –2.86% percent or –799.98  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 23,379.40 with a loss of –2.75% percent or –84.23 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,277.85 up with +0.76% percent or +310.99 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,332.62   UP with +0.07% percent or +8.93 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,947.71 up with +0.37%  percent or +21.89 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 419.42 with +0.45% percent or +1.86 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

The U.S. S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city house price index increased 2.6% in November versus a year ago. At the national level, home prices were up on an annual basis by 3.5%, representing a faster rate of home-price appreciation than was recorded in October.

Meanwhile, U.S consumer confidence was running high at the start of 2020, hitting its highest level in five months. The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence climbed to 131.6 in January from a revised 128.2 in the prior month.

Tuesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,269.68 up with +1.43% percent or +130.37 point.the Dow is trading at 28,722.85 up with +0.66% percent or  +187.05   point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,276.24 up with +1.01% percent or +32.61 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,658.31 up with 0.86%  percent or +14.18 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,012.23  up with +0.83% percent or +8.30 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,056.38 up with 1.00% percent or +20.41 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,465.56 up with +0.99% percent or +14.36  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,918.66 up with +1.00% percent or +19.04 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,811.62 up with +1.01% or +18.15 point.