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Stock futures rise to extend gains after Powell comments

U.S. stock futures opened higher Tuesday afternoon after rallying during the regular trading day, as investors took in reassurances from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that the central bank was set on using its policies to bring down inflation still running at multi-decade highs. Contracts on the S&P 500 edged higher. The blue-chip index ended Tuesday’s regular trading day higher by 2% to settle at at 4,088.85. Technology and growth stocks that had been beaten down over the past month… Source link

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Stock futures rise as indexes aim to pare weekly losses

U.S. stock futures gained Friday morning, though the major indexes are still headed for losses for the week after concerns over persistent inflation and the resilience of the U.S. economy stirred up further volatility in recent sessions. Contracts on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose more than 1%, and Dow futures added more than 200 points during the pre-market sessions. The sharp move higher came after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reaffirmed in an interview with Marketplace public radio on… Source link

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Stock futures drift ahead of inflation data

U.S. stock futures opened flat Tuesday evening, as investors looked ahead to a key report on the state of inflation in the U.S. to help clarify the path forward for monetary policy. A key datapoint due for release Wednesday morning will be the Labor Department’s April Consumer Price Index (CPI), offering an update on price increases across the U.S. economy. Economists expect the report will show some deceleration in inflation rates and confirm that March was the peak for price gains this… Source link

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Stock futures sink as volatility grips markets

U.S. stock futures fell Monday morning to extend last week’s losses, as investors looked ahead to more data this week on inflation and earnings to gauge the strength of the economy and corporate profits as the Federal Reserve continues to tighten monetary policy. Contracts on the S&P 500 dropped more than 2% before market open. This added to losses after the index posted a fifth straight weekly decline last week. Nasdaq futures sank by another 2.7% during pre-market trading, and Dow futures… Source link

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Stock futures steady after sell-off

U.S. stock futures opened little changed Thursday evening after a sharp sell-off on Wall Street, as concerns over the Federal Reserve’s ability to bring down inflation while maintaining solid economic activity resurged. Contracts on the S&P 500 drifted sideways. This came after the index shed 3.6% during the regular trading day, as technology stocks underperformed. The Nasdaq dropped 5% for its worst day since June 2020, and the Dow lost more than 1,000 points. Stocks’ violent swing from gains… Source link

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Stock futures edge lower after rally, as traders digest Fed decision

U.S. stock futures opened slightly lower Wednesday evening after a rally on Wall Street, when many investors breathed a sigh of relief that the Federal Reserve was unlikely to raise interest rates even more aggressively in the coming months. Contracts on the S&P 500 dipped. Earlier, the blue-chip index posted it best single-session gain since May 2020, rising 2.99%. The Nasdaq Composite surged by 3.2%, and the Dow added more than 900 points, or 2.8%. The jump came in the wake of the Federal… Source link

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Stocks futures edge lower after tech rally

U.S. stock futures opened slightly lower Monday evening after a whipsaw session in markets during the regular trading day, as investors appraised the next moves by the Federal Reserve and a fresh batch of quarterly earnings results. Contracts on the S&P 500 declined. During the regular trading day, technology stocks outperformed, leading the S&P 500 higher by 0.6%, and the Nasdaq up by 1.6%. And these moves in tech shares came even as the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield topped 3%, or its… Source link

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Stock futures rise as traders attempt to shake off April losses

Stocks headed for losses in the first session of May following one of the worst monthly performances for the S&P 500 since the depths of the pandemic in 2020. Contracts on the S&P 500 turned lower, erasing overnight gains. Dow and Nasdaq futures also dipped into the red ahead of the opening bell. U.S. crude oil prices fell to hover above $101 per barrel, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield held above 2.9%, or near its highest level since December 2018. Investors this week are bracing for… Source link

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Stock futures sink as Amazon, Apple shares decline after quarterly reports

U.S. stock futures opened sharply lower Thursday evening to give back gains after a regular-session rally, with a fresh set of mixed quarterly results from some major technology companies weighing on index futures. Contracts on the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq each declined. Shares of tech juggernaut Amazon slid in late trading after the company unexpectedly posted a quarterly loss and offered a weaker-than-expected current-quarter forecast. Apple’s stock also declined even after the iPhone-maker… Source link

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Stock futures edge higher as market attempts comeback from earlier sell-off

U.S. equity futures edged higher ahead of overnight trading Wednesday following a choppy earlier session that saw stocks pare some losses from a steep sell-off on Tuesday. Contracts on the S&P 500 climbed 0.21%, while Dow futures rose 62 points, or about 0.19%. Futures tied to the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite were roughly flat after Facebook parent company Meta (FB) reported stronger-than-expected earnings after the close on Wednesday. Still, with just three trading days left, the… Source link

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