UPDATE: S&P 500 on track for 6th win in a row as stock futures edge higher
By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch
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U.S. stock futures on Tuesday pointed to a small gain at the open, setting the S&P 500 on course for its sixth up session in a row and for another record close.
What stock benchmarks are doing
Futures for the S&P 500 rose by 1.95 points, or 0.1%, to 2,528.25, while those for the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 36 points, or 0.2%, to 22,543.00. Nasdaq-100 futures tacked on 7.50 points, or 0.1%, to 5,988.00.
On Monday, the S&P , Dow and Nasdaq Composite all achieved all-time closing highs (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stock-futures-inch-higher-putting-the-sp-500-on-track-for-another-record-2017-10-02), shaking off Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/reports-of-dead-injured-after-mass-shooting-at-las-vegas-concert-2017-10-02).
The S&P has gained for five consecutive trading days, its longest winning streak since a six-session advance that ended Sept. 1. The Dow has moved higher in four straight sessions, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq has risen for five sessions in a row.
What strategists are saying