The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,520.00 up with +0.04% percent or +10.00 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,723.90 up with +0.86% percent or +91.40 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,083.00 up with +0.07% percent or +20.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.66% ended the day up 0.7%. Japanese markets barely budged as the Bank of Japan made no changes to its interest rates or bond-buying program. The Bank of Japan also abandoned its attempt to predict when the nation will reach 2% inflation, another sign that Japan has yet to fully escape its long period of falling prices.
Steven Leung, an executive director at UOB Kay Hian, said while consensus-beating corporate results continue to give the global stock market support, all eyes will be on next week’s trade talks between the U.S. and China in Beijing.
“Investors will be looking for any message about the U.S.’s stance on Huawei and ZTE from the upcoming meeting,” after scrutiny on the two Chinese tech giants has dragged Chinese stocks lower recently
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,322.34 up with +0.99% percent or +238.51 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,666.94 up with +1.04% percent or +27.54 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,118.68 up with +1.64% percent or +114.94 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,557.89 up with +0.48% percent or +7.43 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 958.70 up with +0.38% percent or +3.67 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,895.21 up with +0.38% percent or +7.20 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,169.17 up with +1.19% percent or +13.79 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,581.47 up with +0.97% percent or ++15.16 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,581.4 up with +0.97% percent or +15.16 point;