Stock market futures were on the rise Thursday morning following this week's midterm election market surge.
This morning, stock market futures indicate a rise from yesterday's close on news that the Republican Party will control both chambers of Congress in 2015.
The GOP picked up at least seven Senate seats during Tuesday's election, with the opportunity to snag an additional three in the coming weeks in Alaska, Louisiana, and Virginia.
This morning (Tuesday), stock market futures suggest an open 26 points below Monday's close as oil prices continue to fall on a rising dollar and the announcement that Saudi Arabia will slash oil prices to the U.S.
Today is also midterm election day, meaning American voters will decide how Democrats or Republicans will share power in Congress over the next two years.
With the midterm elections set for tomorrow (Tuesday) most political pundits are predicting that the Republicans will take enough seats in the Senate to regain a majority.
But what will that mean for the stock market today? Has Wall Street already factored in a GOP victory?
Good morning! Stock market futures suggest an open below Friday's close after disappointing economic data emerged from the Eurozone and China. On Friday's session, both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 hit record highs.
Today, watch for earnings from Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) after the closing bell. The health company has been the center of a long public battle between activist investors Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn over its marketing model. In addition, keep an eye on the election polls.
The stock market today is moving on news from some major earnings reports from GRPN, LNKD, GPRO, SBUX, CVX, and XOM.
Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today will open just a notch above yesterday's close, despite a rally in Europe. The markets are patiently waiting for an announcement after the close of the Fed Open Market Committee's two-day meeting. After the recent market slip - down 6.8% in less than one month - the big question is: "Will the Fed extend QE3?"
The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is the Federal Reserve's interest rate on fed funds, which will likely remain unchanged at a range of 0% to 0.25%.
Good morning! Stock market futures indicate a market open higher than yesterday's close. The markets are waiting for the beginning of the Fed Open Market Committee to begin its two-day meeting. After the recent market slip - down 6.8% in less than one month - the big question this week is will the Fed extend QE3?
The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is the earnings report from social networking giant, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB).
Stock market today, Oct. 27, 2014: The stock market today (Monday) looks like it is going to slow down from last week's rally.
This is mainly on global growth concerns, with Germany, the Eurozone's main economic engine, supposedly sputtering out.
Stock market today, Oct. 24, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) will feel pressure from a new Ebola case in New York.
Stock market futures are signaling a triple digit gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average this morning.
The markets are up despite a slump yesterday precipitated by key sell-offs and a shooting at the Canadian Parliament.
Stock market futures are edging up today (Wednesday), with Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) positive earnings buoying a tech buying spree.
Also watch for the release of new Consumer Price Index data to get a gauge on where inflation is headed, as it should shed light on further Fed decisions.
Good morning! Right now futures indicate the stock market today opening higher than yesterday's close.
The Dow added 19 points yesterday, but the market reacted negatively to a poor earnings report issued by International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). According to reports, investment guru Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) lost nearly $1 billion after IBM shares sunk by more than 7% yesterday.
Good morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) indicate a market open 64 points lower than Friday's close. Markets rallied on Friday, but it wasn't enough to offset a very bad week that included multiple triple-digit losses. This morning's downturn was heavily tied to a poor earnings report from tech giant International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM).
The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is in China. Over the weekend, the Chinese central bank announced plans to pump 200 billion yuan ($32.6 billion) into the nation's financial system.