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Stocks recovered from their lows to close mixed on the first trading day of September, but a pair of disappointing economic reports and jitters ahead of the ECB meeting later this week kept a lid on gains.
U.S. stock index futures hovered around the flatline Tuesday after a holiday weekend, as investors looked ahead to a key manufacturing report and an upcoming meeting of ECB policymakers.
Stocks finished higher in volatile trading on the final day of the month, after Fed Chairman Bernanke did not explicitly signal any monetary easing was imminent, but reiterated his promise that the central bank stands ready to act.
U.S. stock index futures jumped Friday, looking to recover from the previous session's sharp losses, as investors looked to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech at Jackson Hole for clues on further stimulus measures and ahead of some key economic reports.
Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close near session lows Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 below the key 1,400 level, a day ahead of the Fed's Jackson Hole meeting and following reports that Spain may delay its decision on seeking a bailout.
U.S. stock index futures remained lower Thursday following a tepid jobless claims report and as investors remained cautious a day before the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Stocks squeezed out small gains Wednesday following the Fed's Beige Book report, but trading was thin and muted throughout most of the session as investors seemed to remain cautious ahead of Chairman Bernanke's speech at the end of the week.
U.S stock index futures held small gains Wednesday after an updated report on economic growth in the second quarter was in line with estimates.
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Stocks closed mostly unchanged in another lackluster session Tuesday, following a pair of mixed economic reports and ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week.
U.S. stock index futures held their losses Tuesday despite a better-than-expected S&P Case-Shiller home price report, as investors remained cautious ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week.
Stocks ended near session lows Monday after hovering around the flatline for most of the day, amid a lack of major economic news as investors were cautious ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week.
U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Monday, after stocks logged their first weekly loss in six, as investors looked ahead to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week and ahead of some key economic reports.
Stocks rallied to close near session highs Friday after Bernanke reiterated that there is further room for the central bank to act.
Stocks ended near session lows Thursday, with all key S&P sectors finishing in the red, amid fears over the weak global economy and as optimism over further stimulus the Federal Reserve diminished.
U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower Thursday as renewed jitters over Greece's future in the euro zone overshadowed a better-than-expected durable goods orders.
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U.S. stock index futures edged lower after an unexpected gain in weekly jobless claims trumped hopes for more stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
Stocks eased off their session lows to close mixed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left the door open for another round of monetary stimulus "fairly soon."
U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday, after the S&P 500 briefly hit its best level in four years in the previous session. Investors are likely to remain cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve’s minutes due later this afternoon.