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Home>MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stock Futures Inch Higher, Putting The S&P 500 On Track For Another Record

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stock Futures Inch Higher, Putting The S&P 500 On Track For Another Record

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stock Futures Inch Higher, Putting The S&P 500 On Track For Another Record

10/02/2017

By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch

Roku shares trade lower after soaring in their debut last week

U.S. stock futures on Monday pointed to a small rise at the open, putting the main benchmarks on track to score fresh records as this year's fourth quarter starts.

How key stock indexes are performing

S&P 500 futures advanced by 2.65 points, or 0.1%, to 2,518.75, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures added 29 points, or 0.1%, to 22,375.00. Nasdaq-100 futures tacked on 7 points, or 0.1%, to 5,989.50.

On Friday, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite finished at all-time closing highs (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-set-for-weaker-open-but-monthly-gains-set-to-remain-intact-2017-09-29), and the Dow finished only 7.50 points below its Sept. 20 record close. The three main benchmarks posted weekly, monthly and quarterly gains.

What strategists are saying

Some strategists continue to sound optimistic as the fourth quarter -- historically the equity market's strongest -- kicks off Monday.

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