U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,Dec 23.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 12,729.20 up with +0.15% percent or +19.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 29,973.00 up with +0.20% percent or +61.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,686.38 up with +0.25% percent or +9.13 point.

Wednesday’s Factors and Events

Second stimulus checks are coming. But some people could be surprised to find out they may not be eligible for the money this time around.

The latest coronavirus relief deal from Congress includes $600 stimulus checks per person, half of the $1,200 payments that went out earlier this year.

Married couples who file jointly stand to receive $1,200, while eligible children will receive $600.

Tuesday Activity

The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 12,807.92 up with percent or   +65.40 point.The Dow is trading at 30,015.51 with a loss of –percent or –200.94 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,687.26 with a loss of – percent or –7.66 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,989.88 up with +0.99% percent or +19.55 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,109.45 up with + percent or +4.85 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,292.19 up with + percent or +10.01 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,689.10 with a loss of – percent or  -3.92 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,220.37 up with +percent or +0.27 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,091.44 with a loss of –or ?1.18 point.