Stock futures rise after Wall Street begins week with modest losses

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Pedestrians locomotion past the Nasdaq successful New York connected Sept. 3, 2020.

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Futures contracts tied to the large U.S. banal indexes ticked higher astatine the commencement of the overnight league Monday evening aft Wall Street kicked disconnected the week with humble losses.

Dow futures added 50 points, portion contracts tied to the S&P 500 precocious 0.1%. Nasdaq 100 futures roseate a akin 0.1%.

The moves successful the overnight league came aft lingering weakness successful exertion stocks led the large indexes little connected Monday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 54.34 points, oregon 0.2%, to 34,327.79. The S&P 500 mislaid 0.3% to 4,163.29 arsenic the tech assemblage pulled backmost 0.7%. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.4% to 13,379.05.

Big Tech stocks fell to commencement the week, with Apple and Netflix each down 0.9%. Microsoft shed 1.2%, portion Tesla dropped much than 2% arsenic famed capitalist Michael Burry revealed a large abbreviated position connected the electrical carmaker.

Communication services banal Discovery bucked that inclination aft AT&T announced Monday that it would merge WarnerMedia, which includes HBO, with Discovery. Discovery's Class B banal jumped astir 14%, portion AT&T ended the time somewhat little aft hitting a grounds precocious earlier successful the session.

Growth-heavy stocks person remained nether unit successful caller sessions arsenic investors fret implicit whether a popular successful ostentation volition entrench oregon stroke implicit arsenic the Federal Reserve expects. Inflation supra the Fed's 2% people for a sustained play could punctual the cardinal slope to tighten monetary argumentation and dampen stocks that outperform the marketplace erstwhile involvement rates are low.

"Surging ostentation information intensified the rift betwixt secular maturation stocks, which beryllium connected lower-for-longer involvement rates, and value-based investments, which request a steepening output curve," wrote Lisa Shalett, main concern serviceman astatine Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

"Although markets anticipated a measurement alteration successful the information owed to economical reopening, the magnitude of the surprises has been outsized, driving equity volatility up and marketplace indexes down from all-time highs," she added. "Supply/demand imbalances successful commodities, manufactured goods and adjacent labour explicate overmuch of the leap successful inflation, backing the statement that inclination is transitory."

Investors blamed that angst for the S&P 500's dismal show past week, which saw the wide marketplace scale autumn 4% done midweek amid heightened ostentation fears. The wide equity benchmark yet rebounded and ended the week down 1.4%.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite, peculiarly delicate to ostentation fears, dropped 2.3% past week. The blue-chip Dow fell 1.1% successful that period. All 3 benchmarks posted their worst week since February 26.

The Fed's minutes from its past meeting, which volition beryllium released Wednesday, could connection immoderate clues connected policymakers' reasoning connected inflation.

Elsewhere, the first-quarter net play is wrapping up with much than 90% of the S&P 500 companies having reported their results. So far, 86% of S&P 500 companies person reported a affirmative EPS surprise, which would people the highest percent of affirmative net surprises since 2008 erstwhile FactSet began tracking this metric.

Walmart, Home Depot and Macy's volition deliver earnings connected Tuesday.

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