Daily Comment

Thursday February 2nd

U.S. stock market index futures linked to the Nasdaq-100 were higher Thursday, boosted by sharp gains from Facebook-parent Meta Platforms. Nasdaq-100 futures gained 1.3%. S&P 500 futures jumped 0.4%. Futures connected to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 134 points, or 0.4%. Meta surged more than 19% in premarket trading after reporting a fourth-quarter beat on […]

Tuesday January 31st

U.S. stock market index futures declined Tuesday as traders wrap up what has been a strong month for equities. Futures tied to the S&P 500 dipped 0.1%, while futures connected to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell about 0.2%, or 75 points. Nasdaq-100 futures dropped 0.2%. Caterpillar shares fell more than 2% in the premarket after […]

Monday January 30th

U.S. stock market index futures traded lower on Monday morning amid a January rally as investors braced for the busiest week of earnings season and a possible interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 206 points, or about 0.6%. S&P 500 futures fell 0.9%, and Nasdaq […]

Friday January 27th

U.S. stock market index futures fell slightly on Friday morning as investors looked to close out a winning week for markets that saw better-than-expected economic growth and a pop in market-darling Tesla. S&P 500 futures shed 0.28%, while Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.5%. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded flat. Earnings […]

Thursday January 26th

U.S. stock market index futures advanced modestly Thursday as investors parsed through the latest batch of corporate earnings. Futures tied to the broad index traded up 0.45%, while Nasdaq-100 futures gained 0.95%. Futures tied to the Dow traded 48 points, or 0.14% higher. Earnings season trudged on with IBM dipping 2% despite exceeding analyst expectations. The […]

Wednesday January 25th

U.S. stock market index futures fell in early trading on Wednesday as traders pored through the latest batch of corporate earnings. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures declined by 222 points, or 0.66%. Nasdaq-100 futures shed 1.3%, and S&P 500 futures fell 0.8%. Shares of Microsoft dropped 2%. Initially shares rose after the […]

Tuesday January 24th

U.S. stock market index futures dipped slightly Tuesday as investors struggled to continue a strong start to the week during a busy stretch of corporate earnings. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 100 points, or 0.3%. S&P 500 futures slipped 0.3%, and Nasdaq-100 futures pulled back by 0.4%. The moves in futures […]

Monday January 23rd

U.S. stock market index futures were little changed Monday as investors weighed a potential slowdown, or pause, from the Federal Reserve and braced for a busy earnings week. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 19 points, or 0.06%. S&P 500 futures inched 0.03% higher, while Nasdaq 100 rose 0.13%. On Friday, the […]

Friday January 20th

U.S. stock market index futures were higher on Friday as investors tried to hang onto the January rally amid worries about monetary policy and slowing earnings. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 14 points, or less than 0.1%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures gained 0.1% and 0.3%, respectively. Netflix jumped 7% after […]

Thursday January 19th

U.S. stock market index futures traded lower Thursday, building on the losses from the previous session, as rate and recession fears dented market sentiment. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 224 points, or 0.7%. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures shed 0.7% and 0.9%, respectively. Wall Street is coming off a […]

Wednesday January 18th

U.S. stock market index futures were little changed Wednesday as the corporate earnings season rolled on. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 41 points, or 0.1%. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures added 0.2%. Shares of United Airlines rose more than 2% in premarket trading after the company beat Wall Street’s estimates in the latest quarter, […]

Tuesday January 17th

U.S. stock market index futures traded lower Tuesday as investors attempted to keep building on early 2023 momentum and weighed the latest earnings results. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 81 points, or 0.2%. S&P 500 futures dropped 0.1%, while Nasdaq-100 futures slid 0.2%. Goldman Sachs reported a smaller-than-expected profit for the […]
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