Stock futures were little changed in early morning trading Friday ahead of the November jobs report as the market nears the end of a roller-coaster week driven by Covid omicron variant developments.
U.S. stock futures were higher in early morning trading on Wednesday, following a Tuesday sell-off on Wall Street over fears about the new omicron Covid variant and the Federal Reserve mulling a quicker-than-planned taper. Dow futures rose 155 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.88% and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 1.34%.
Fresh concerns about the efficacy of existing vaccines against the omicron coronavirus strain pushed markets back into risk-off mode on Tuesday, with stocks in Europe dropping alongside U.S. equity futures. Bonds gained as investors sought havens.
Stock futures rose on Monday ahead of the holiday-shortened week as President Joe Biden announced that he would renominate Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 155 points, while the S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures both traded up by about 0.4%.
Stock futures rose slightly in overnight trading on Sunday ahead of the holiday-shortened week, a historically seasonally strong period for Wall Street.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 55 points. S&P 500 futures edged up 0.1% and Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 0.2%.