U.S. stock futures were neutral
On Thursday, U.S. stock futures were quite neutral as investors are getting ready for the second half of
the year, as reported by CNBC.
Dow futures advanced by 67 points. S&P 500 futures jumped 0.1%. Meanwhile, Nasdaq 100 futures
dropped by 0.1%.
“Better news on Covid, vaccinations, re-openings, economic growth, and earnings fueled the advance.
Nearly equal gains were achieved in both quarters by a rotation in leadership allowing broad
participation. Economic growth will likely stay strong in the balance of 2021 and the question will be
how much inflation fears return, how much bond yields potentially resume their advance, and whether
and how aggressively the Federal Reserve’s policy chatter becomes more hawkish,” said Jim Paulsen,
Leuthold Group chief investment strategist.