U.S. stock  higher in pre-market trading for,May 08.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,206.00 up with +1.08% percent or +98.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,090.50 up with +1.04% percent or +247.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,911.12 up with +1.08% percent or +31.12 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 19,674.77 with 0.28% percent or +55.42  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,970.39 with a loss of –0.69% percent or –167.09 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,871.52 with a loss of –0.23% percent or –6.62point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 31,508.18 with a loss of –0.56% percent or –177.57  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 10,879.51 up with +1.12% percent or +120.24 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,535.69 up with +0.76% percent or +34.25 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 340.40 up with +0.72% percent or +2.42  point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

Peter worked out a budget and moved to San Francisco, where he “lived very frugally” in a small studio apartment. His sole extravagance, he remembers, was in “updating and expanding my recording equipment.”

He worked on perfecting his craft, both as a pianist and a music producer. He wrote tunes and experimented with sounds and recording techniques. He put classified ads in the San Francisco Chronicle. He took on unpaid work.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,854.39 up with +0.51% percent or +45.27 point.the Dow is trading at 23,664.64 with a loss of -0.91% percent or -218.45 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,848.42 with a loss of –0.70%percent or -20.02 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,282.93 up  with +1.58% percent or +19.92 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 740.46 up with +1.51% percent or +11.05 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,620.08 up with +1.65% percent or +26.31 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,325.44 up with +0.95% percent or +12.41  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,669.09 up with +1.28% percent or +21.16  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,587.89 up up with +1.27% or +19.86 point.