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s&p futures news

August 7th, 2018

Wall Street was higher on Tuesday, as the S&P 500 edged closer to the all-time high it reached in January.

The S&P 500 rose 8 points, or 0.29%, to 2,858.70 as of 9:35 AM ET (13:35 GMT). The all time high is 2,872.87.

The Dow increased 103 points, or 0.41%, to 25,605.58 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 34 points, or 0.44%, to 7,894.08.

Stock prices were driven higher by a better-than-expected earnings season, with almost 80% of the S&P 500 since Monday posting profits to the upside, according to FactSet. Meanwhile, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), or Wall Street’s fear gauge, fell to its lowest level since early February.

Earnings season continues, with the biggest focus on Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Snap (NYSE:SNAP), which both report after the close. Disney was up 0.78%, while Snap slumped 1.69%.

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S&P 500 Posts 5th Straight Weekly Gain

On August 6, 2018, in S&P 500 futures news report, by Infinity Trading
S&P 500 Futures

S&P 500 Futures

August 6th, 2018

Wall Street’s bullish wave, which commenced in July, continues in the first week of August despite the presence of trade war concerns and geopolitical conflicts. The benchmark S&P 500 index — generally used by market participants as the barometer of the broad market movement — was up for fifth straight week.

Robust U.S. economy, strong labor market, solid consumer and business spending along with government’s deregulation policies is likely to pave the way for further upside. Massive tax cut and fiscal stimulus will act as catalysts. Consequently, investment in S&P 500 stocks, which provided significant return in the last one month with favorable Zacks Rank and have further upside potential, will be a prudent move.

The S&P 500 Riding on Bull Run

In the last five weeks, the S&P 500 gained 1.5%, 1.5%, 0.1%, 0.6% and 0.8%, respectively. This marks the broad-market index’s longest weekly winning streak so far this year. Year to date, the S&P 500 is up 6.2%.

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August 8th, 2016

U.S. stock markets pointed to more gains at the open on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq on track to hit fresh record highs as sentiment was underpinned by a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report released Friday.

The blue-chip Dow futures tacked on 36 points, or 0.2%, by 10:53GMT, or 6:53AM ET, the S&P 500 futures inched up 4 points, or 0.18%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 13 points, or 0.26%.

U.S. stocks notched their best day in a month on Friday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at record highs after data showed the U.S. added 255,000 jobs last month, beating forecasts and bolstering expectations of faster economic growth.

The upbeat jobs figure reignited speculation that the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates by the end of this year. Fed funds futures are currently pricing in a 15% chance of a rate hike by September. December odds were at around 44%, up from 33% ahead of the report.

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s&p 500 futures quotes

April 1, 2015

With rallies in U.S. stocks falling apart on a daily basis, one measure of trader anxiety in the options market is flashing more pessimism than any time in six years.

Bearish puts on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index outnumber bullish calls by the most since October 2008, with the ratio steepening amid a run of economic reports that trailed analyst forecasts, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Sentiment is deteriorating amid a stretch of volatility that has seen the benchmark gauge for U.S. equities erase annual gains six separate times in 2015.

With economic data missing the mark, analysts predicting three straight quarters of falling profits and speculation shifting about when the Federal Reserve will boost interest rates, investors are taking steps to protect profits after a six-year bull market added $16.5 trillion to stocks. A private report on Wednesday showed the smallest job additions in more than a year.

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dow jones futures quotes

March 11, 2015

U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the biggest equities selloff in more than two months amid the surging dollar, as declines in consumer companies offset banks’ rebound.

Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. fell more than 4.5 percent amid reports of suspected bird flu in Arkansas. Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. added at least 1.6 percent after financial stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index Tuesday had their steepest decline since April. Intel rallied the most since November after its biggest drop in more than a month.

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s&p 500 futures quotes

February 6th, 2015

U.S. stocks fluctuated, with equities poised for their biggest weekly gain this year, as investors weighed the prospects for higher interest rates after employers added more jobs than forecast in January.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose less than 0.1 percent to 2,063.08 at 9:48 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.16 points, or less than 0.1 percent to 17,883.72.

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November 7th, 2014

U.S. stocks fluctuated, after benchmark indexes closed at all-time highs yesterday, as data showed companies hired fewer workers than forecast in October while the jobless rate dropped to a six-year low.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) rose less than 0.1 percent to 2,031.74 at 11:04 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 7.55 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 17,546.92. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 0.4 percent. Trading in S&P 500 companies was 11 percent below the 30-day average for this time of the day.

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E-mini S&P futures

August 18th, 2014

U.S. stocks rose, after the biggest weekly gain since July for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as tensions eased over global conflicts and Dollar General Corp. rallied on merger activity.

Dollar General surged 10 percent after offering $9.7 billion for Family Dollar, which rallied 4.8 percent. Delta Air Lines Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. led gains among industrial companies as oil prices fell. Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) declined 3.2 percent, dropping from its highest price in at least 24 years, after Jefferies Group LLC downgraded the shares.

The S&P 500 increased 0.8 percent to 1,970.36 at 10:50 a.m. in New York, climbing to within 0.9 percent of an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 152.04 points, or 0.9 percent, to 16,814.95. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 0.8 percent to the highest level since 2000. Trading in S&P 500 companies was 17 percent below the 30-day average for this time of the day.

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s&p 500 futures

May 14th, 2014

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stock indexes slumped from all-time highs as a selloff in small-cap and Internet companies resumed. Treasuries rose with emerging-market shares on speculation central banks will push ahead with stimulus efforts.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 0.5 percent at 4 p.m. in New York, after climbing above 1,900 for the first time yesterday, while the Russell 2000 Index of small companies tumbled 1.6 percent today. The Dow Jones Internet Composite Index lost 1.2 percent. Ten-year Treasury yields dropped six basis points to 2.55 percent, the lowest since October. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index advanced 1 percent as a gauge of Chinese shares in Hong Kong jumped 1.4 percent. Copper jumped 1.3 percent and oil rose 0.5 percent.

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S&P 500 Futures

April 28, 2014

S&P 500 stock-index futures rose, following the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s decline last week, amid an increase in mergers-and-acquisitions activity.

Pfizer Inc. advanced in early New York trading after proposing to buy AstraZeneca Plc for about 58.8 billion pounds ($98.7 billion). General Electric Co. gained 0.6 percent after Siemens AG made a competing offer to take over Alstom SA. Technology companies including Google Inc. and Facebook (FB) Inc. rebounded in early New York trading after last week’s selloff.

Futures on the S&P 500 expiring in June climbed 0.4 percent to 1,866.6 at 7:23 a.m. in New York. The equity gauge declined last week, erasing gains in the final session, as disappointing results from Amazon.com Inc. triggered a selloff in technology shares and tensions over Ukraine intensified. Dow Jones Industrial Average contracts increased 57 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,381 today.

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