The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,440.00 up with +0.13% percent or +30.00 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,584.00 up with +0.75% percent or +78.80 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,646.00 with a loss of -53.00 percent or -53.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan’s Nikkei NIK, +0.06% was off 0.1%, after initially dropping 0.5%, as the dollarJPYUSD, -0.148059% pushed above ¥109.50 to session highs from ¥109.30. Commodity-related names were leading the way lower for Japanese stocks as they were poised to notch their first down week in two months. The marine-transportation sector was off 1.6%, the weakest performer in the Topix. Mining was off 1.1% following a sizable drop overnight in oil prices LCON8, -1.02% . But that had the airline sector up 1%. Meanwhile, auto stocks were extending Thursday’s sharp selloff, with Honda 7267, -0.93% and Toyota 7203, -1.29% off nearly 1% more.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,811.76 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -75.05 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,727.76 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -5.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,424.43 with a loss of -0.021% percent or -1.53 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,628.22 up with +0.038% percent or +0.61 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,005.10 up with +0.043% percent or + 0.43 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,951.55 up with +0.052% percent or +1.02 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,197.68 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -3.78 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,621.37 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -2.63 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,513.57 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -2.71 point;