U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,Dec 24.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 12,669.20 up with +0.14% percent or +18.00 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 30,115.00 up with +0.27% percent or +81.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,691.12 up with +0.26%percent or +9.62 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 26,668.35 up with +percent or +143.56 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,386.56 up with +percent or +43.46 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,363.83 with a loss of – percent or –18.49 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 46,653.55 up with +percent or +209.37 point at 12:15 PM.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,495.75 up with +percent or +42.59 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,527.59 up with + percent or +60.73 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,587.23 up with +percent or +169.12 point.
Thursday’s Factors and Events
A senior Democratic aide told CNBC that House Democrats will attempt to pass a standalone bill for $2,000 direct payments on Thursday, though it is unclear whether this would pass a Republican-led Senate, or even receive the unanimous consent necessary in the House.
Lawmakers calling for a vote on this standalone measure have not specified whether this would be in addition to the $600 second stimulus check, or would instead replace it.
The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 12,771.11 with a loss of – percent or -36.80 point.the Dow is trading at 30,129.831 up with +percent or +114.32 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,690.01 with + percent or +2.75 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 2,007.10 up with +0.87% percent or +17.22 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,121.74 up with + percent or +12.29 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,311.89 up with + percent or +19.70 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,689.30 up with + percent or +0.20 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,222.65 up with +percent or +2.28 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,092.47 up with +or +1.02 point.