U.S. stock index futures rose Tuesday, after the S&P 500 posted its seventh-straight week higher, lifted by optimism for more corporate deals as investors returned from the long Presidents Day holiday weekend.
Stocks recovered from their lows Friday to close narrowly mixed, but the S&P 500 managed to pull off its seventh-straight week higher.
U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Friday as investors hesitated to jump in as finance ministers and central banks from the Group of 20 met in Moscow amid growing worries over a currency war.
Stocks finished flat after hugging the flatline for most of the session in lackluster trading Thursday, as disappointing economic data from the euro zone overshadowed optimism over an upbeat jobless claims report and a flurry of M&A announcements.
U.S. stock index futures shaved some losses Thursday after a better-than-expected jobless claims report and a batch of M&A announcements, but a disappointing reading on the European economy put a damper on gains.
Stocks ended off session lows but the Dow still finished in negative territory Wednesday, as investors took a pause amid a lack of significant market catalysts and after the S&P briefly hit its highest level since December 2007.
U.S. stock index futures held their gains Wednesday following a pair of economic reports, a day after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at multi-year highs.
The Dow and S&P 500 gained to finish at five-year highs in choppy trading Tuesday, ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address later this evening.
U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Tuesday ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address this evening.
Stocks finished slightly lower in lackluster trading Monday as investors remained cautious amid a lack of new market catalysts following the recent rally that helped the S&P 500 end its sixth-consecutive week higher.
U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Monday, after the S&P 500 ended its sixth-consecutive week higher, but low volume and the lack of economic reports could make trading volatile.
Stocks were higher across the board in thin trading Friday, with major averages struggling to close higher for the week, but gains were limited as investors hesitated to jump in amid a lack of strong catalysts to further fuel the recent rally.
U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Friday as investors largely shrugged off a pair better-than-expected economic data from China and Germany, with major averages on pace to logging their first weekly decline this year.
Stocks finished well off their earlier lows in volatile trading Thursday, as techs recovered in the final minutes of trading, but brewing worries over Europe kept a damper on gains.
U.S. stock index futures pared their gains Thursday following policy announcements from both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank and as investors digested a pair of mixed economic reports.
Stocks wiped out most of the session's losses to finish flat in choppy trading Wednesday, but gains were limited by weakness in techs and as investors were reluctant to jump in following recent rallies that propelled major averages to five-year highs.
U.S. stock index futures erased their early gains to turn lower in choppy pre-market trading Wednesday, as investors parsed through a batch of mixed earnings news .
Stocks finished higher Tuesday, wiping out most of the previous session's losses, boosted by a batch of encouraging earnings reports and positive economic data from Europe.
U.S. stock index futures climbed Tuesday, a day after major averages logged their worst one-day performance in nearly three months, tracking gains in European shares and ahead of a key services sector report.
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