U.S. Stock Futures Steady Ahead of January Jobs Report
Friday, 1 February 2019 19:23 WIB |
MARKET UPDATE |Indeks saham berjangka A.S.
U.S. stock futures struggled for direction Friday morning, on the heels of one of the best Januarys for equity indexes in about 30 years, as investors await a key reading on the health of the labor market.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 26 points, or 0.1%, at 25,002, those for the S&P 500 index retreated 2 points, or 0.1%, at 2,702.25, while Nasdaq-100 futures pulled back 33.75 points at 6,881, a decline of 0.5%.
On Thursday, the Dow slid 15.19 points to 24,999.67, while the S&P 500 rose 23.05 points, or 0.9%, to 2,704.10. The Nasdaq Composite Index meanwhile, advanced 98.66 points, or 1.4%, to 7,281.74.
For the month, the S&P 500 climbed 7.9% for its best January since 1987, while the Dow rose 7.2%, its best January since 1989. The Nasdaq had its best January since 2001 on the back of a 9.7% monthly gain.
Source : Market Watch