U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average within reach of touching its all-time closing high, boosted by upbeat economic data from Europe and ahead of the service-sector report.
Stocks ended near session highs in choppy trading, with the S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the first Monday in 2013 and the Dow close to hitting its record closing high, as investors shook off earlier worries over China and a lack of progress over the sequester.
U.S. stock index futures were lower Monday amid concerns about the U.S.'s unresolved "sequester" and the introduction of harsher-than-expected property curbs in China.
Stocks finished in positive territory on the first trading day of March, with the Dow within 100 points of hitting an all-time closing high, as a better-than-expected ISM manufacturing report offset worries over China and Europe and as investors shrugged off the looming government spending cuts.
U.S. stock index futures held their losses Friday, weighed by a weaker-than-expected personal income report and weak economic data from Europe and China.
Stocks eased off their best levels but eked out a gain on the final trading day of February, with the Dow within striking distance of a new all-time closing high and the S&P 500 logging its fourth-consecutive month of gains.
U.S. stock index futures struggled to hold gains Thursday, as investors digested a tepid GDP report against better-than-expected jobless claims news.
Stocks soared for a second day to finish near session highs Wednesday, with the Dow within less than 100 points of an all-time closing high, boosted by upbeat earnings and economic reports and as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke reaffirmed his support of the central bank's stimulus policy.
U.S. stock index futures edged higher Wednesday following the durable goods orders report and ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's second round of testimony, but ongoing worries over political deadlock in Italy kept a lid on gains.
Stocks ended near their best levels Tuesday, recovering from their worst one-day drop in 2013, following Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech and buoyed by a batch of upbeat economic reports.
U.S. stock index futures rose across the board following the upbeat S&P/Case-Shiller home price report and a day after the Dow and S&P 500 logged their worst one-day performance in 2013 amid worries about Italy's election result.
Stocks accelerated their losses in the final hour of trading to tumble more than 1 percent across the board Monday, with the S&P 500 breaking below 1,500 and the Dow retreating from its fresh multi-year high, as investors grew concerned over Italy's election results.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday, boosted by market gains overseas, lifted by optimism over the Italian elections and prospects for looser Japanese monetary policy.
Stocks finished near session highs Friday, lifted by upbeat economic data from Europe and after comments from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard that the central bank's aggressive easy money policy will stay for a "long time."
U.S. stock index futures were higher across the board Friday after stocks logged their sharpest two-day drop this year and following comments from St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard that the central bank's aggressive easy money policy will stay for a "long time."
Stocks pared their losses in the final hour of trading Thursday to close off their lows, with the S&P 500 clawing back above the widely-watched 1,500 level.
U.S. stock index futures continued to trade in negative territory Thursday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its worst one-day selloff in 2013, following a disappointing jobless claims report and as consumer price index remained unchanged in January.
Stocks ended near session lows Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq down more than 1 percent each, following the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes and as investors paused a day after all three major averages closed at fresh multi-year highs.
U.S. stock index futures briefly dipped Wednesday following a weaker-than-expected housing starts report, but rebounded into positive territory ahead of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting and a day after all three major averages closed at fresh multi-year highs,
Stocks finished modestly higher across the board Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at their best levels since October 2007, lifted by optimism for more M&A deals and after positive economic data from Europe.
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