Stock futures rise to start new week following selloff

The June employment report will be released on Thursday

U.S. equity futures are trading higher to start the holiday shortened week, following a week that saw drastic selling.

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The major futures indexes are suggesting a gain of 0.2 percent when Wall Street trading begins on Monday.

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Traders have been nervous as rising coronavirus cases causing some U.S. states to backtrack on pandemic reopenings.

In Asia on Monday, Tokyo’s Nikkei lost 2.3 percent, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 1.percent and China's Shanghai Composite lost 0.6 percent.

In Europe, London's FTSE gained 0.3 percent, Germany's DAX added 0.4 percent and France's CAC added 0.1 percent.

On Friday, the S&P 500 fell 2.4 percent as Texas and Florida reversed course and clamped down on bars again in the nation’s biggest retreat yet. The new coronavirus has surged back in many places, especially the American South and West.

TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
I:DJIDOW JONES AVERAGES25827.36+92.39+0.36%
SP500S&P 5003130.01+14.15+0.45%
I:COMPNASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX10207.628547+53.00+0.52%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its worst day in two weeks, losing 2.8 percent and the Nasdaq, which hit an all-time high earlier this week, dropped 2.6 percent.

Concern that a pullback in the reopening of businesses could hamper demand for energy is pulling oil prices lower. Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery added 8 cents to $38.57 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell 23 cents on Friday to settle at $38.49 a barrel.

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Brent crude oil for August delivery slipped 6 cents to $40.96 per barrel.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.