Before the Bell: Merger activity, German data in focus
U.S. stock futures indicate a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, supported by hopes of a pickup in merger activity, while Europe markets rally on the back of upbeat German sentiment data. Gold prices extend their advance, as oil prices are weighed by a stronger dollar.
Market Snapshot: Stock futures up after China data; claims ahead
Stock-market futures pointed to another day of gains for Wall Street on Thursday, with sentiment lifted by stronger-than-expected Chinese trade data. Weekly jobless claims, a couple of Fed speakers and central bank meetings out of Europe are also due to draw attention.
Before the Bell: Fiscal-cliff talks, Oracle report in focus
U.S. stock index futures point higher, putting Wall Street on track to pick up where it left off Monday. Europe stocks rise and the dollar is softer as sentiment is buoyed by optimism that Washington will sidestep the so-called fiscal cliff. Corporate highlights: Oracle reports after the close; Nielsen’s buying Arbitron.
NewsWatch: U.S. stock futures slide on Europe’s woes
U.S. stock futures fall sharply Wednesday, with Wall Street in position to reclaim some of the prior day’s gains, as Europe’s troubles weighed on sentiment a day after President Barack Obama’s reelection.
Asia Markets: Asia stocks rise as exporters, miners climb
Asian stocks rise in early trading as an upbeat session on Wall Street improves investor sentiment as they look ahead to key upcoming decisions from Europe and the U.S., with exporters among the gainers in Japan.