Dow futures struggle for altitude Sunday evening as COVID hospitalizations on Saturday mark fresh record
Video: Wall Street closes lower as shutdown worries loom (Reuters)
U.S. stock-index futures traded mixed Sunday evening as investors geared up for a holiday-shortened week, with hospitalizations due to COVID-19 on the rise. On Saturday, there were 83,227 people hospitalized with the disease derived from the novel strain of coronavirus, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Saturday's record marks a series of records for hospitalizations since Nov. 10. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were off 15 points, or less than 0.1%, at 29,197; those for the S&P 500 index fell less than 0.1% at 3,553, while Nasdaq-100 futures were up 0.2% at 11.927.50. On Friday, the Dow booked a 0.7% loss, the S&P 500 ended the week with a 0.8% declined, while the Nasdaq Composite Index finished the week 0.2% higher. The small-capitalization Russell 2000 index gained 2.4% over the period, outstripping its large-cap rivals over the stretch. In the coming week, U.S. markets will be closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, with volume likely to be low in the following session.
23. marraskuuta 2020 2:17:00