U.S. stock  mixed in pre-market trading for,April 09.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,181.88 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -7.87 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 23,307.50 up with +0.26% percent or +61.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,734.12  with a loss of -0.03% percent or -0.88 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 19,345.77 with a loss of –0.039% percent or –7.47 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,147.99 up with  +0.74%  percent or +177.62  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,830.25 up with +0.53% percent or +14.88  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 30,866.28 up with  +3.25% percent or +972.32 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 10,360.06 up with +0.26% percent or +27.17 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,422.99 with a loss of –0.44% percent or –19.76  point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 326.71 up with +0.01% percent or +0.04  point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

There were no late-session shenanigans on Wednesday. Instead, not only did the market hold onto its gains, but it also strengthened them in the final hour on hopes that this virus’ days are numbered.

After squandering a more than 900-point advance yesterday, the Dow came roaring back today to finish above 23,000 for the first time since March 13.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,090.90 up with +2.58% percent or +203.64  point.the Dow is trading at 23,433.57 up with +3.44% percent or +779.71  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,749.98 up with +3.41% percent or +90.57 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,191.66 up with +4.61% percent or +52.49  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 707.08 up with +4.34% percent or +29.43 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,535.51 up with  +4.89% percent or +71.59 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,258.45 with 2.92% percent or +35.70  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,581.13 with 3.58% percent or +54.59 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,506.00 up with +3.52%or +51.14 point.