U.S. stock index futures turned lower Friday, following a sharp rally in the previous session that propelled all three major averages by more than 1 percent each, but concerns remained over whether central banks will pare back their stimulus programs.
Stocks rallied to close near session highs Thursday, with major averages wiping out the previous session's losses, lifted by a pair of better-than-expected economic data and as investors shrugged off another steep selloff in the Japanese market.
U.S. stock index futures trimmed their losses Thursday, lifted by a report that showed retail sales rose more than expected in May and weekly jobless claims fell near its lowest level in five years.
Stocks finished near session lows in choppy trading Wednesday, with the Dow posting its first three-day losing streak this year, amid lingering worries of Fed tapering.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday, looking to bounce back after major averages slumped 1 percent in the previous session, as Europe markets gained and Asia markets trimmed earlier losses.
Stocks finished sharply lower in volatile trading Tuesday after briefly wiping out most of their losses, with all key S&P sectors closing in the red, as the Bank of Japan's latest monetary policy decision disappointed investors.
U.S. stock market index futures were sharply lower Tuesday, after a selloff in European stocks and Japan's Nikkei, after the Bank of Japan disappointed investors by failing to address market volatility in its monetary policy statement.
Stocks closed narrowly mixed in choppy trading Monday, as investors seemed to take a breather following last week's sharp rally and amid worries over when the Fed might scale back its stimulus program.
U.S. stock index futures were in positive territory Monday, with major averages looking to extend last week's rally following the government jobs report, lifted by positive economic news from Japan and after S&P revised its rating on U.S. sovereign credit outlook.
Stocks closed up about 1.3 percent Friday as the monthly employment report suggested economic growth is tepid enough for the Federal Reserve to maintain its bond-buying program over the next few months.
Stocks closed out a volatile session on Wall Street in positive territory Thursday after a brief drop that pushed the S&P below 1600, amid caution ahead of the government's monthly jobs report and as the U.S. dollar tumbled against the Japanese yen.
U.S. stock market index futures held their gains following the weekly jobless claims report, but investors continued their guessing game about when the Fed will begin to scale back its bond-buying stimulus program.
Stocks posted sharp declines across the board Wednesday, with the Dow ending below 15,000, following weakness in overseas markets and amid concerns over when the Fed will start tapering its bond-buying program on the heels of several mixed economic reports.
U.S. stock futures point to a lower open, after the Nikkei tumbled nearly 4 percent when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's third "Abenomics" arrow failed to impress investors.
Stocks finished in the red, with the Dow snapping its Tuesday winning streak, amid ongoing worries over the future of the Fed's bond-buying policy and ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech.
U.S. stock index futures ticked slightly higher Tuesday following the latest trade deficit report and ahead of some key Federal Reserve speakers.
Stocks added to their gains in the final minutes of trading to close near session highs Monday, with the Nasdaq reversing its losses and all key S&P sectors in positive territory.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday, looking to recover after major averages tumbled last Friday, as investors looked ahead to key economic data due to be unveiled throughout the week.
Stocks took a sharp leg lower in the final hour of trading Friday, setting major averages on track for a weekly drop, but the S&P 500 was headed for its seventh straight month of gains.
U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday, following the latest consumer spending report and as investors continued to mull over when the Federal Reserve could begin to taper its asset-purchase program.
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