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After a volatile trading session, US stock futures remain steady.

  • 29 December, 2021
  • 5:33 pm EET

After a volatile trading session, US stock futures remain steady.

US equity-index futures were steady on Wednesday after a tumultuous trading session across all three major indexes, as markets continue to measure investor mood in the face of growing COVID-19 cases.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged, while the S&P 500 was up only 0.02 % a day after setting a new high. Nasdaq futures increased by 0.1 % .

Oil prices were down, with the front-month global benchmark Brent crude falling 0.3 % and West Texas Intermediate crude falling 0.5 % .

The trade imbalance is estimated to have increased to $88.1 billion in November from $82.9 billion in October, according to figures from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The National Association of Realtors’ pending home sales index is expected to have improved by 0.8 % on a monthly basis.

In other global markets, Japan’s Nikkei closed down 0.6 % on Wednesday. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.9 % , while China’s Shanghai Composite fell 0.9 % . In afternoon trade, the Xetra DAX in Germany was down 0.6 % , the CAC 40 in France was down 0.2 % , and the FTSE 100 was up 0.8 % .

On the plus side, NRX Pharmaceuticals (NRXP) gained 14 % after filing a request for FDA breakthrough therapy designation for Zyesami as a treatment for certain high-risk COVID-19 patients. Victoria’s Secret & Co. (VSCO) surged 8% after launching a $250 million stock repurchase program. Calix (CALX) gained 9% after being included to the S&P MidCap 400.

Applied UV (AUVI) fell 21 % after the business priced a $8 million underwritten public offering. Fuel Cell Energy (FCEL) dropped nearly 13% after announcing a reduction in fiscal Q4 sales. Cal-Maine (CALM) fell 6% in the second quarter due to inconsistent performance.

 

US STOCKS

SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE
DJIA 36,466.05 +67.84 +0.19
NASDAQ 15,727.33 -54.39 -0.34
S&P 500 4,787.11 +0.76 +0.02
*GOLD 1,801.7 -9.2 -0.51
*OIL 75.68 -0.3 -0.39
US 10-YR 1.522 +0.041 UNCH
EUR/USD 1.136 +0.005 +0.42
VIX 17.65 +0.11 +0.63

 

 

Currencies

SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE
USD INDEX 95.85 -0.35 -0.37
EUR/USD 1.136 +0.005 +0.42
USD/JPY 114.75 -0.06 -0.05
GBP/USD 1.348 +0.005 +0.35
USD/CAD 1.281 -0.001 -0.11
AUD/USD 0.726 +0.003 +0.39
USD/SEK 9.03 -0.017 -0.18
USD/CHF 0.914 -0.004 -0.43

 

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