U.S. stock index futures ticked higher Friday, with major averages looking to stabilize following a few days of sharp losses, but the ongoing government shutdown -- now in its fourth day -- kept investors on edge.
Bond prices rose as an ongoing contest in Washington inspired investors to buy U.S. debt, still the most viable safe haven.
Goldman Sachs thinks Congress's failure to strike a budget deal, and the resulting government shutdown, is nothing for markets to panic over.
U.S. stock index futures declined Wednesday following a weaker-than-expected private-sector jobs report and as the impasse over the U.S. spending bill continued for a second day.
U.S. stock index futures ticked higher on Tuesday, as markets appeared to shrug off the U.S. government shutdown.