Dow futures surge amid growing blue chips
On Friday, American stock futures started a bit higher. As a result, they found themselves on track for their five-day run of gains, which turned the blue-chip gauge positive.
Market participants are waiting for news from the Fed’s policy makers, who‘re expected to speak right after the central bank gave quite dovish signals earlier this week. Additionally, traders also need news on consumer sentiment.
Meanwhile, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures closed +36 points at 17,421, S&P 500 futures gained 4.45 points at 2,034.75. As for Nasdaq 100 futures, traded at 4,401.75, showing a 0.2% revenue.
Some financial experts stressed that quadruple witching might bring greater volatility to financial markets on Friday. That refers to certain futures and option contracts being set to expire.
Crude futures sagged, but stood on track for their weekly profit. EU stocks went up, while Asian equities ended mostly higher. Furthermore, gold futures lost ground, the major dollar index advanced, while still being on track for its weekly tumble.