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US stock futures suggest continued volatility for Wall Street



US. The stock futures moved into negative territory early Friday and out of negative territory. After four weeks of trading, which saw large swings for the major indexes, the S & P 500 ended up up 3% to end the shortened holiday week.

How did benchmarks evolve?

Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures

YMH9, + 0.06%

was flat at 23,153, while the S & P 500 futures

ESH9, + 0.1

0%

stable at 2.495. Nasdaq-100

NQH9, + 0.01%

Futures fell 1 point to 6,322.50.

On Thursday the Dow Industrials

DJIA, + 1.14%

surged 260.37 points, or 1.1%, to finish at 23,138.82, after plummeting to 611 points in a session low. The S & P 500

SPX, + 0.86%

also erased a sharp decline, rising 0.9% to 2,488.83. The Nasdaq composite

COMP, + 0.38%

erased a loss of more than 3%, closing 0.4% at 6,579.49. Dow Jones Market Data According to Dow Jones Market Data, this was the largest of these swings since October 4, 2011, when it hit a low of 2.75 % recovered at its low. The turnaround on Thursday was the largest of these sweeps for the S & P 500 since May 25, 2010 and the largest for the Nasdaq since November 18, 2008.

The largest Dow surge the Dow had ever experienced came on Wednesday when he ended up a plus of 1,086.25 points or 5% to 22,878.45. The S & P 500 rose 5% to close at 2,467.70. The Nasdaq rose 5.8% to 6,554.36. This rally took place after a brutal sell-out in a shortened Christmas Eve session on Monday.

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What drives the market?

Markets were beaten this week due to low trading and bankruptcy trading volumes, which triggered several strong daily moves and a surge in volatility, which surprised investors in a calm phase at the end of the year.

Share prices fell sharply over the month, as the year progressed, while the Nasdaq Composite was in a bear market and the S & P 500 and Dow were firmly in the correction range.

An unresolved closure of the government remains an overhang for equities and concerns about the economy and the next round of corporate profits. Analysts have pointed out that the volatile trading conditions could extend well into the New Year.

How are other markets traded?

Oil prices rose on Friday with West Texas Intermediate Commodity Futures

CLG9, + 2.65%

surged $ 1, or 2.4%, to $ 45.66 a barrel as commodities rebounded from a strong sell-off on Thursday. Investors will look for later delivery dates for the US.

Elsewhere, investors were more cautious with the ICE Dollar Index

DXY, -0.18%

fell 0.1% to 96,353, led by a decline in the dollar against the Japanese yen

USDJPY, -0.56%

which is considered as a hoarding asset in times of economic and financial uncertainty in the financial markets.

Asian markets failed to pick up the baton on Wall Street with the Nikkei 225 index

NIK, -0.31%

slipped slightly and the Shanghai Composite Index

SHCOMP, + 0.44%

only increased by 0.4%. The European stock markets offered a more open opening.

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