U.S. stock  lower in pre-market trading for,March 02.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,461.00 up with +0.08% percent or +7.00 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,410.00 up with +0.18% percent or +46.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,941.25 with a loss of –0.33% percent or -9.75 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere,In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,344.08 up with +0.95% percent or +201.12  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,286.71 up with +0.60% percent or +156.78   point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,970.93 up with +3.15% percent or +90.63  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,891.62 up with +1.55% percent or +594.33  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,754.50 with a loss of –0.55% percent or –64.50 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,278.93 with a loss of –0.58% percent or –30.97  point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 373.86 with a loss of -0.48% percent or -1.79 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -1.24%  climbed 0.3% to 376.64, gains that were well off early highs of the day.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YM00, -0.47%  added 179 points, following a week in which the Dow DJIA, -1.39%  slumped by 10%, its worst showing since the financial crisis.

After European stock markets had closed on Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank was willing to act as appropriate to help the U.S. economy. In addition, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said the Japanese central bank would “provide ample liquidity and ensure stability in financial markets through appropriate market operations and asset purchases.”

Friday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,566.48 with a loss of –4.61% percent or –414.29 point.the Dow is trading at 25,766.64 with a loss of –4.42% percent or –1,190.95  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,978.76 with a loss of –4.42% 8percent or –137.63 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,497.87 with a loss of -3.54% percent or –54.89point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 899.84 with a loss of –3.76% percent or –35.19 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,851.81 with a loss of –3.65%percent or ?70.16 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,331.58 with a loss of –4.58% percent or –63.87 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,745.71 with a loss of –4.33% percent or  –79.03  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,649.14 with a loss of –4.38% or –75.62 point.