U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,april 15.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 13,869.00 with +0.51% percent or +70.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 33,766.00 up with +0.42% percent or +142.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 4,135.62 with +0.43% percent or +17.62 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 29,642.69 up with +percent or +21.70 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,781.65 with a loss of – percent or –121.91 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,398.99 with a loss of – percent or – point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 48,295.32  with a loss of – percent or ?248.74 point at 12:15 PM.For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,939.58 up with +percent or +49.09 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 6,208.58  up with +percent or +24.48 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 15,209.15 with a loss of  – percent or –25.21 point.

The new round includes approximately 2 million stimulus checks for a total of more than $3.4 billion.

This time, the checks include Veterans Affairs beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension benefits who do not normally file tax returns and who did not use the IRS non-filer tool last year.

Wednesday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,857.84 with a loss of – percent or  -138.26 point.the Dow is trading at 33,730.89 up with +percent or +53.62 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,124.66  with a loss of  – percent or ?16.93 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed  at  2,247.72 up with +0.84% percent or 18.79 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,339.3 up with +0.95% percent or  +12.61 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,680.59  up with + percent or +13.01 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,879.42 with a loss of – percent or 12.18 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,879.42 with a loss of percent or12.18 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,326.26  with a loss of – or ?9.53 point.