The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 22,240.00 up with +0.09% percent or +20.00 point . The NSE Nifty Future is trading at 10,681.30 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -20.80 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 30,412.00 with a loss of – 0.28% percent or -85.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The long-awaited introduction of Chinese shares to a set of widely followed global benchmarks took effect on Friday, but its impact on stock markets was short-lived.
China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -0.66% ended down 0.7%, following a 1.8% gain the previous day. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng IndexHSI, +0.08% logged a 0.1% gain, building on Thursday’s 1.4% jump.
Global index provider MSCI Inc. MSCI, +0.36% added around 230 mainland-listed Chinese stocks to its flagship Emerging Markets Index 891800, +0.74% , and other indexes — a move expected to draw billions of dollars from investment funds into yuan-denominated stocks.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,415.84 with a loss of -1.02% percent or -251.94 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,705.27 with a loss of -0.69% percent or -18.74 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,442.12 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -20.34 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,633.61 with a loss of -0.87% percent or -14.38 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,007.54 with a loss of -1.07% percent or -10.92 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,946.43 with a loss of -1.09% percent or -21.53 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,188.91 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -5.99 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,610.67 with a loss of -0.71% percent or -11.47 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,502.31 with a loss of -0.69% percent or – 10.48 point;