Lauren Simonetti Archive
Published November 07, 2012
Equity futures were significantly lower Wednesday, but on Election Day there was a robust rally.
Published October 29, 2012
While equity index futures are trading (Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq) today, as are commodity futures (oil, gasoline, gold, silver, copper, etc.), and currencies, the U.S. stock markets are closed.
Published October 23, 2012
Futures Tuesday morning are indicating a significant drop at the open, with Dow futures down 150 points.
Published October 17, 2012
Tuesday was another strong day for stocks, as the Dow and the S&P 500 turned in their biggest gains in a month on Tuesday. Futures this morning are flat to slightly higher.
Published October 11, 2012
It was another down day on Wall Street Wednesday, with the Dow giving up 129 points. The Nasdaq Composite lost 13 points and the S&P 500 fell by 9. But futures are indicating a higher open Thursday, despite the downgrade of Spain's sovereign debt rating to just above junk status at Standard and Poor's.
Published October 10, 2012
Stocks fell for a third session Tuesday after the IMF cut its global growth forecast, an futuers are soft again on Wednesday.
Published October 09, 2012
Stocks were lower Monday in very light Columbus Day trading, weighed down by worries over slowing economic growth in Europe and Asia, and concerns about corporate profits here in the U.S. ahead of Alcoa's third-quarter report after the closing bell today.
Published October 03, 2012
U.S. stock futures are pointing to a modestly higher open. Yesterday, the Dow fell 33 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P rose.
Published October 02, 2012
Stocks kicked off the first quarter mostly higher Monday after a report on manufacturing showed unexpected expansion in the sector.
Published September 21, 2012
It was a long haul yesterday, but the blue chip average eked out a 19-point gain. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 fell modestly. This morning, U.S. stocks are signaling a higher open, with Dow futures gaining 55 points.