Prison » Dow set to rise 150 points as roller-coaster week rolls on

Eustance Huang
December 28, 2018


U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open on Friday for the three major indexes in the U.S., as Wall Street gets set to build on back-to-back rallies.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures implied a gain of more than 150 points at Friday’s open, as of 7 a.m. ET. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures also pointed to gains for the two indexes when they open.

The rise in futures comes after a wild day on Wall Street that saw stock indexes recover from steep losses to post solid gains. The Dow closed 260.37 points higher on Thursday and the S&P 500 ended the day up 0.86 percent. The Nasdaq Composite, for its part, closed 0.4 percent higher.

“We’re in the year-end period where there are a lot of folks that have stepped away from the market and therefore some significant changes in buy or sells have a more profound impact on the market,” said Gibson Smith, founder of Smith Capital Investors. “There’s another big component: A lot of focus-driven issues are being driven to a head. Some of it is on trade, some of it on the government shutdown, the Federal Reserve versus Donald Trump, they are all coming to a head at a time when there is a lot of illiquidity in the market. ”

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This article was posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:30 am

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