U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,July 09.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,565.80 up with +0.32% percent or +33.50 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,784.50 up with +0.06% percent or +14.50point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,141.38 up  with +0.16% percent or +4.88 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 22,438.65 with a loss of  –0.78% percent or –176.04 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,094.61 up with +0.46% percent or +118.95  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,410.59 up with +1.95%percent or +65.25  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,596.64 with  a loss of  -0.21% percent or –77.88 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,581.21  with a loss of –0.28% percent or -35.59 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,010.74  with a loss of –0.65% percent or –32.98 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 367.99 with a loss of -0.26% percent or  –0.97  point.

Thursday’s Factors and Events

Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested Covid-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium.

A study by researchers at University College London (UCL)described 43 cases of patients with Covid-19 who suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,343.89 with a loss of -0.86% percent or -89.76 point. the Dow is trading at 25,890.18  with a loss of -1.51% percent or -396.85 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,145.32 with a loss of –1.08% percent or -34.40 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,416.00  with a loss of -1.86% percent or -26.89 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 815.23  with a loss of –2.00% percent or -16.66 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,762.92 with a loss of –1.92% percent or -34.44 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,456.52 with a loss of –0.96% percent or -14.11  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,833.99  with a loss of –1.10% percent or -20.47 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,744.23 up with 1.06% or -18.66 point.