U.S. stock  lower in pre-market trading for,May 19.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,330.75 up with +0.06% percent or +5.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,487.00 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -20.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,943.38 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -4.62 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,433.45 up with +1.49% percent or +299.72 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,430.15 up with 2.05% percent or +490.18  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,898.58 up with +0.81% percent or +23.16 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 30,531.67 up with +1.67% percent or +502.69  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,022.69  with a loss of –0.33% percent or -36.18 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,468.01 with a loss of –0.67% percent or –30.33 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 339.29 with a loss of –0.67% percent or –2.30  point.

Tuesday’s Factors and Events

The renewed threat comes as the Trump administration faces criticism for how it has handled the crisis. The United States is the worst hit country with more than 1.5 million coronavirus cases reported and at least 90,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

In the Monday letter, Trump said the review “confirmed many of the serious concerns I raised last month.” It also outlines what the White House perceived as “repeated missteps” by the organization and its director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Monday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,234.83 up with +2.44% percent or +220.27 point.the Dow is trading at 24,597.37 up with +3.85% percent or +911.95 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,953.91 up with +3.15%percent or +90.21 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,333.69 up with +6.10% percent or +76.70 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 763.72 up with 7.21% percent or  +51.34 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,674.06 up with +6.07% percent or +95.80 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,674.06 up with +2.59% percent or +2.59% point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,713.07 up with +3.40% percent or +56.26  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,628.46 up with +3.23% or +51.00 point.