U.S. stock  lower in pre-market trading for,May 22.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,320.12 with a loss of -0.38% percent or -35.63 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,301.00 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -75.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,927.88  with a loss of -0.31% percent or -9.12 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,388.16  with a loss of –0.80% percent or –164.15 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,075.78  with a loss of  –4.96% percent or –1,204.25  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,827.30 with a loss of –1.42% percent or –40.62 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 30,556.13 with a loss of –1.22% percent or –376.77   point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 11,027.40 with a loss of –0.35% percent or -38.53 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,439.82 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –5.62 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 339.26 with a loss of -0.29% percent or –1.00 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

State leaders, not the federal government, have imposed harsh restrictions on residents and businesses to try to slow the spread of the disease. But with the U.S. economy straining under the social distancing rules, Trump has loudly called on the country to begin the reopening process.

All 50 states have now begun some level of reopening – including New York, the epicenter of the crisis in the U.S. – even as cases continue to rise in some parts of the country.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,284.88  with a loss of -0.97% percent or -90.90 point.the Dow is trading at 24,474.12 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -101.78 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,948.51 with a loss of –0.78% percent or -23.10 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,347.56 with 0.33% percent or 0.63 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 771.41 up with +0.021% percent or +0.16 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,694.18 up with +0.33% percent or +5.55 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,356.16 with a loss of –0.79% percent or -10.83 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,713.73 with a loss of –0.65% percent or -11.24 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,628.08  with a loss of  –0.69% or -11.39 point.