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U.S. stock futures point higher as earnings season continues

U.S. stock futures point higher as earnings season continues

8/3/2021 12:06:00 PM

U.S. stock futures point higher as earnings season continues

U.S. stock futures pointed to a return to winning ways Tuesday, as traders grappled with concerns over how the global economy will withstand a more deadly...

U.S. stocks couldn’t hold early gains on Monday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.28% and the S&P 500 SPX, -0.18% each ended lower, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite squeaked out a slight gain. The combined volume on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq was the seventh lowest of the year

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What’s driving marketsMask mandates have been reintroduced in various U.S. regions including Louisiana and San Francisco to confront the delta strain of coronavirus. The U.S. did achieve the 70% vaccination target set by President Joe Biden. China announced fresh mass testing in Wuhan, the city where the disease was first discovered.

There’s plenty of earnings still coming. Mall operator Simon Property Group SPG, -0.16% late Monday raised its full-year guidance and lifted its dividend payment after reporting 92% occupancy, while office building owner Vornado Realty Trust VNO, -0.46% met second-quarter estimates and reported a 97% rent collection rate .

Outdoor clothing maker Columbia Sportswear COLM, +1.80% lifted its sales guidance. Video-games maker Take-Two Interactive TTWO, -0.12% guided toward a weaker current quarter than analysts expected, and Chinese video games makers including Tencent 700, -6.11% tumbled in Hong Kong trade after a report suggested authorities would take action against them.

In Europe, oil giant BP BP, -0.41% and Chrysler maker Stellantis STLA, +0.57% advanced after their quarterly results. Read more: MarketWatch »

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Dow futures climb nearly 200 points to kick off August tradeU.S. stock futures advanced on Monday, as investors eyed progress on an infrastructure bill, merger activity and a sign that central bank stimulus may continue. I thought market will crash if JoeBiden is elected? The former guy is total fraud Keep pumping. Let the manipulated stock market more higher. It will crash more easily soon. Still ranging

European markets set for cautious open as investors react to major earningsEuropean stocks are set for a muted open on Tuesday as global markets seek direction amid earnings, Covid surge, Chinese tech regulation and U.S. growth worries. Soft! Full send bullish good

Asian markets gain even as China’s manufacturing slowsAsian stocks started the week higher Monday, even as China reported a slowdown in manufacturing activity and countries in the region continued to be hammered...

Odds are against gains in August, but the stock market could win outThe odds are against August being a good month for stocks, but the market could continue to chug higher this month even if there are a few bumps. Pro Reverse repos?🤔

What to watch today: S&P 500 set to start August higher after six straight monthly gainsU.S. stock futures rose on the first trading day of August after six straight monthly gains for the S&P 500. Things that don’t matter Low volume FTD failure to deliver TA Repo Payment S&P MACD Positive earnings VWAP crossing SEC & DTCC going after criminals Naked short selling SOFR What matters *We own the float amc gamestop stocks Michael Burry Warns Retail Traders About the 'Mother of All Crashes' MorganStanley is predicting StockMarket crash!

These companies reporting earnings tend to miss expectations and see their shares slideCNBC PRO analyzed earnings data from Bespoke Investment Group to identify stocks reporting earnings that tend to miss Wall Street’s estimates and fall.