U.S. stock  higher in pre-market trading for,July 02.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,315.40 up with +0.45%  percent or +46.63 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,832.00 up with +1.00% percent or +257.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,125.12 up with +0.71% percent or +22.02 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 22,145.96 up with +0.11% percent or +24.23 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,884.73 up with +1.87% percent or +457.54  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,090.26 up with +2.12% percent or +64.28  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,813.21 up with +1.13% percent or +398.76  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,494.96 with +1.91% percent or +234.39 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,010.57 up with +1.70% percent or +83.64 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 365.63  up with +1.23% percent or +4.44  point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

The quarter’s winners were concentrated in tech and biotechnology stocks that investors view as driving the global economy for the foreseeable future even as they hope some will find a cure for COVID-19.

In addition, investors were cheered by central bank efforts to support the global economy via massive amounts of stimulus.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,154.63 up with +0.95% percent or +95.86  point.the Dow is trading at 25,734.97 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -77.91 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,115.86 up with +0.50% percent or +15.57 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,427.31  with a loss of -0.97% percent or -14.05 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 819.82 with a loss of –1.45% percent or -12.07 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,770.68 with a loss of –0.70% percent or -12.53 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,437.22 up with +0.70% percent or +9.99 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,817.42 up with +0.45% percent or +8.17 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,726.72 up with +0.54% or +9.25 point.