U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,August 19.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,426.00 with +0.15% percent or +16.75 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,773.50 up with +0.20% percent or +56.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at +56.50 up with +0.18%% percent or +6.12 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,110.61 up with +0.26% percent or +59.53 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,152.51 with a loss of –0.85% percent or –214.87 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,408.13 with a loss of –1.24% percent or ?42.96 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,731.49 up with +0.53% percent or +203.17  point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,919.28  up with 0.29% percent or +37.52 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 4,946.22 up with +0.17% percent or +8.16 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 368.21 up with +0.28% percent or +1.03  point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

Many other states haven’t yet committed to offering the $300 federal subsidy. Officials have cited cost, legal and administrative concerns.

South Dakota isn’t applying for the assistance, according to Gov. Kristi Noem.

It’s unclear what, if any, additional states have applied for the assistance but have yet to receive approval.

Tuesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,129.73 up with +1.00% percent or +110.42 pointthe Dow is trading at 27,844.91 with a loss of -0.31% percent or ?86.11 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,381.99 up with +0.27% percent or +9.14 point. 

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,585.47 up with +0.48% percent or +7.59 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 919.09 up with +0.13% percent or +1.19 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,953.56 up with +0.21% percent or  +4.00 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,561.28 up with +0.26% percent or +3.99 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,979.63 up with +0.42% percent or +8.28  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,878.59 up with +0.42% or  +7.79 point.