U.S. stock  lower in pre-market trading for,April 13.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,158.25  with a loss of -0.84% percent or -69.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 23,397.50 with a loss of -0.93% percent or -220.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,753.88  with a loss of -0.93% percent or -25.87 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 19,043.40 witha loss of -2.33% percent or -455.10 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,300.33 up with  +1.38%  percent or +329.96 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,783.18 with a loss of -0.48% percent or -13.45  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 30,835.34  with a loss of  -1.04% percent or -324.28  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 10,564.74 up with +2.24% percent or +231.85 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,506.85 with +1.44%percent or +64.10  point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 331.80 up with +1.57% percent or +5.13  point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stocks finished the holiday-shortened week sharply higher Thursday, with the main indexes recovering about half of their losses that were racked up in late March during the height of fears about the impact of COVID-19.

Investors appeared to shrug off another 6.6 million jobless claims, and a wild ride in the energy sector, to focus on the Federal Reserve’s announcement of new efforts to help fix parts of the financial market and economy debilitated by the coronavirus shutdowns.

Friday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,153.58 up with +0.77% percent or +62.67 point.the Dow is trading at 23,719.37 up with +1.22% percent or +285.80 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,789.82 up with +1.45%percent or +39.84  point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,246.73 up with +4.62% percent or +55.07  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 743.23 up with +5.11% percent or +36.15 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,586.37 up with  +3.31% percent or +50.86 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,271.20 up with +1.01% percent or +12.75  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,609.07 with +1.77% percent or +27.93 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,530.05 up with +1.60% or +24.05 point.