U.S. stock  higher in pre-market trading for,May 12.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,179.00 up with +0.23% percent or +55.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,927.12 up with +0.15% percent or +4.37 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,298.50 up with +0.21%percent or +19.50 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,366.48 with a loss of –0.12% percent or –24.18  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,245.68 with a loss of –1.45% percent or –356.38  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,891.56 with a loss of –0.11% percent or –3.25 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 31,447.05  with a loss of –0.36% percent or –114.17  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 10,874.46 UP with +0.46% percent or +49.47 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,482.86 with a loss of –0.16% percent or –7.35 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 341.44 up with +0.51% percent or +1.74  point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

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Monday Activity

For the day the Dow is trading at 24,221.99  with a loss of -0.45% percent or -109.33  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,930.32 up with +0.018% percent or +0.52 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,192.34 up with +0.78%percent or +71.02 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,321.24 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -8.40 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 756.76 with a loss of –1.83% percent or ?14.11 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,663.48 with a loss of –0.76% percent or -12.70 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,348.41 up with +0.24% percent or +3.22 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,700.03 with a loss of –0.029% percent or -0.49  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,616.24 up with +0.0087%or +0.14 point.