After stock rebound week, stock futures are marginally higher
Following a significant recovery last week from this year’s sharp declines, U.S. stock futures increased marginally on Monday morning. Wall Street is getting ready to close out the worst first half for equities in decades despite the rebound. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 30 points, or 0.1 percent. The NASDAQ 100 futures increased by 0.51 percent and the S&P 500 futures increased by 0.22 percent. These actions came after a pivotal recovery week in which the Dow industrials rose by more than 800 points, or 2.7 percent. The NASDAQ Composite rose 3.3 percent, while the S&P 500 rose 3.1 percent.
The major averages recorded their first positive week since May thanks to their increases. The Dow increased 5.4% last week. The NASDAQ Composite rose 7.5 percent, while the S&P 500 rose 6.5 percent. Participants in the market kept determining whether stocks have reached a bottom or are only momentarily recovering from oversold levels. As investors rebalance their holdings at the end of the quarter, stocks may continue to rise in the near future. For the foreseeable future, the equity market is “expected to be… in a go-nowhere-fast phase,”
“Earnings are both a bright spot and a wildcard, while inflation is running hot, mood is muted, liquidity is disappearing, etc. Overall, that suggests to us that we’re likely to be in a sideways trending pattern for some time, Sandven continued. Wall Street anticipates the most recent reading of durable goods orders to be released Monday before the bell on the economic front.