U.S. stock futures pointed to an upbeat final session of trade for 2018 on Monday, as investors drew inspiration from trade headlines pointing to hopes of progress between the U.S. and China.
How are benchmarks performing?
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures climbed 228 points, or 1%, to 23,263, while S&P 500 futures rose 22 points, or 0.9%, to 2,508 and Nasdaq-100 futures jumped 66.75 points, or 1%, to 6,360.25.
Last week, major indexes managed the first weekly gain for all three indexes since the end of November. Friday’s back-and-forth session ended with a late push higher fizzling out, leaving the Dow Jones Industrial Average to settle down 0.3% to 23,062.40. The S&P 500 finished off 0.1% and the Nasdaq Composite eked out a 0.1% gain.
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