Nasdaq 100 E-Mini Futures Market News and Commentary
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The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) (SPY) Friday closed up +0.41%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) (DIA) closed up +0.36%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) (QQQ) closed up +0.39%.
Stocks on Friday settled moderately higher, with the S&P 500 posting a 4-1/4 month high, the Dow Jones Industrials posting a 1-3/4 year high, and the Nasdaq 100 climbing to a 1-week high. Stocks Friday recovered from early losses and rallied after U.S. economic reports bolstered the outlook for an economic soft landing. Stocks initially moved lower as bond yield jumped after the monthly U.S. payroll report showed a larger-than-expected increase in November nonfarm payrolls and an unexpected decline in the unemployment rate to a 4-month low, dampening speculation that the Fed will cut interest rates as early as Q1 next year.
However, stocks reversed and moved higher as inflation expectations eased, and a larger-than-expected increase in the University of Michigan’s U.... Read more