US stock market futures April 6, 2020

US stock futures

At 8:30 AM, ET time, Monday, April 6, 2020, the US stock futures rise and point to a higher open today for the stock market.

S&P Futures: 2,566.50,+83.75(+3.37%)
Dow Futures: 21,656.00,+699.00(+3.34%)
Nasdaq Futures: 7,789.00,+266.25(+3.54%)
Russell 2000 Futures: 1,092.10,+39.10(+3.71%)

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

US stock futures March 30, 2020

Stock futures are up, previously traded lower for today

Stock futures as of 7:32 AM, Monday, March 30, 2020, Eastern Time (ET):

S&P Futures: 2,535.75,+11.75(+0.47%)
Dow Futures: 21,473.00,+36.00(+0.17%)
Nasdaq Futures: 7,616.75,+48.25(+0.64%)
Russell 2000 Futures: 1,131.30,+11.00(+0.98%)

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

Previously US stock futures were down, so we could see some lack of direction today for the trading session.

What are stock futures?

Stock futures

“In finance, a single-stock future (SSF) is a type of futures contract between two parties to exchange a specified number of stocks in a company for a price agreed today (the futures price or the strike price) with delivery occurring at a specified future date, the delivery date. The contracts are traded on a futures exchange. The party agreeing to take delivery of the underlying stock in the future, the “buyer” of the contract, is said to be “long”, and the party agreeing to deliver the stock in the future, the “seller” of the contract, is said to be “short”. The terminology reflects the expectations of the parties – the buyer hopes or expects that the stock price is going to increase, while the seller hopes or expects that it will decrease. Because entering the contract itself costs nothing, the buy/sell terminology is a linguistic convenience reflecting the position each party is taking – long or short.

SSFs are usually traded in increments/lots/batches of 100. When purchased, no transmission of share rights or dividends occurs. Being futures contracts they are traded on margin, thus offering leverage, and they are not subject to the short selling limitations that stocks are subjected to. They are traded in various financial markets, including those of the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, India and others. South Africa currently hosts the largest single-stock futures market in the world, trading on average 700,000 contracts daily.”

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-stock_futures

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US stock market futures March 27, 2020

US stock market futures decline today, after 3 days of gains for major stock indexes

At 8:29 AM, Friday, March 27, 2020, Eastern Time (ET) US stock future decline. This is the latest stock futures update:

S&P Futures: 2,533.75,-74.25(-2.85%)
Dow Futures: 21,674.00,-674.00(-3.02%)
Nasdaq Futures: 7,646.50,-197.50(-2.52%)
Russell 2000 Futures: 1,126.20,-40.50(-3.47%)

Stock market data : Yahoo Finance

US stock futures March 26, 2020

US stock futures today decline, point to a lower open for the stock market

At 8:05 AM, Thursday, March 26, 2020, Eastern Time (ET), US stock futures decline. This is the latest update for stock futures:

S&P Futures: 2,422.00,-45.00(-1.82%)
Dow Futures: 20,680.00,-346.00(-1.65%)
Nasdaq Futures: 7,354.25,-113.50(-1.52%)
Russell 2000 Futures: 1,080.60,-16.50(-1.50%)

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

US stock market futures March 25, 2020

US stock futures rise on news that the US agrees on $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

At 5:12 AM, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Eastern Time (ET) US stock futures are up:

S&P Futures: 2,479.50,+41.50(+1.70%)
Dow Futures: 21,192.00,+584.00(+2.83%)
Nasdaq Futures: 7,696.50,+141.75(+1.88%)
Russell 2000 Futures: 1,111.00,+11.60(+1.06%)

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

These news can move the US stock market after the very strong rally yesterday.

Stock market news, the $2 trillion stimulus deal

“The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion package to provide a jolt to an economy struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of marathon negotiations that produced one of the most expensive and far-reaching measures in the history of Congress.”

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/stimulus-senate-action-coronavirus/index.html

US stock market futures turn positive after the Fed announced new measures to support the economy

US stock market futures erased their losses earlier today, March 23, 2020, after a press release by the Fed. In the press release titled ” Federal Reserve announces extensive new measures to support the economy” some of the measures to support the economy are:

  • Support for critical market functioning. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will purchase Treasury securities and agency mortgage-backed securities in the amounts needed to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy to broader financial conditions and the economy. The FOMC had previously announced it would purchase at least $500 billion of Treasury securities and at least $200 billion of mortgage-backed securities
  • Supporting the flow of credit to employers, consumers, and businesses by establishing new programs that, taken together, will provide up to $300 billion in new financing.
  • Establishment of two facilities to support credit to large employers – the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF) for new bond and loan issuance and the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) to provide liquidity for outstanding corporate bonds.

Source: https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/monetary20200323b.htm

At 9:09 AM, Monday, March 23, 2020, Eastern Time (ET) US stock market futures rise:

S&P Futures: 2,329.00,+40.50(+1.77%)
Dow Futures: 19,366.00,+326.00(+1.71%)
Nasdaq Futures: 7,134.00,+165.00(+2.37%)

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

US stock market futures March 23, 2020

US stock market futures trade lower pointing to a lower open for stocks today, March 23, 2020

At 7:08 AM, Monday, March 23, 2020, Eastern Time (ET) the US stock market futures decline:

S&P Futures: 2,237.50,-51.00(-2.23%)
Dow Futures: 18,637.00,-403.00(-2.12%)
Nasdaq Futures: 6,849.25,-119.75(-1.72%)

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

US stock market futures March 20, 2020

US stock market futures trade higher and signal gains at the open of today’s trading session

At 9.14 AM, ET time March 20, 2020, the stock futures rise:

S&P Futures: 2,417.00,+28.00(+1.17%)
Dow Futures: 20,194.00,+319.00(+1.61%)
Nasdaq Futures: 7,462.75,+189.25(+2.60%)

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

US stock market futures March 17 2020

US stock market futures point to moderate gains today at open for stock indices after the historical selloff yesterday

At 9:02 AM, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Eastern Time (ET) the stock futures indicate a higher open today for the US stock market. This is the latest update for major stock indices:

S&P Futures: 2,435.00,+18.75(+0.78%)
Dow Futures: 20,413.00,+152.00(+0.75%)
Nasdaq Futures: 7,140.25,+82.75(+1.17%)

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance