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June 30, 2020

Early Look: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Stock futures in the U.S. are looking at a mixed open, trying to add to the strong gains on Monday following a round of coronavirus updates that showed COVID-19 cases, while still rising, rose much less than the prior day levels in some of the bigger “hot-spots” around the country including FL, CA and AZ.

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June 25, 2020

Early Look: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Stock futures are pointing to a lower open as concerns over increasing coronavirus cases continues to raise the fears of slowing the economy further after initial signs of improvement.

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June 16, 2020

Early Look: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Stocks are surging around the globe, with U.S. futures pointing to an extension of yesterday’s sharp turnaround higher following more central bank commentary and actions.

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June 4, 2020

Early Look: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Stock markets are pointing to a lower open, something not seen since late last week, and following European markets lower in a bout of profit taking ahead of the ECB meeting later this morning (7:45 AM EST)

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May 26, 2020

Early Look: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

U.S. stock futures are soaring as markets bounce globally amid further moves to ease coronavirus lockdowns in major economies outweighing concerns over escalating geopolitical tensions.

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May 21, 2020

Early Look: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Stock futures are pointing to a lower open, tracking both European and Asian markets overnight, ahead of expected weak jobless claims data (another 2.5M are expected to file for first time unemployment claims) the emergence of new coronavirus cases in China and increased China/U.S. tensions.

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May 14, 2020

Early Look: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Stock futures in the U.S. are mixed to down slightly, faring better than markets in Europe and Asia, as major averages try to recover from the recent 2-day slide that has pushed major averages lower by4% during that stretch.

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April 16, 2020

Early Look: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Stock futures in the U.S. are holding higher, gaining ground after U.S. President Donald Trump said late yesterday that data indicates the country has overcome the peak on new COVID-19 infections, and said he would announce “new guidelines” for reopening the economy.

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March 26, 2020

Early Look: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Stock futures in the U.S. are pointing to a lower open as investors prepare for a historic release of weekly jobless claims which are expected at 8:30 AM. The Department of Labor last week reported the number of first-time filings for unemployment insurance spiked by 70,000 to a two-year high of 281,000.

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March 12, 2020

Early Look: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Stocks futures are cratering, with overnight circuit breakers kicking in for the second time in a week (limit-down again) after President Trump announced a 30-day travel ban between Europe and the U.S. starting Friday due to the coronavirus outbreak, causing another sharp decline in oil prices down over 6%, with more weakness in travel and leisure related stocks as uncertainty grows about when things can return back to normal.

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March 5, 2020

Early Look: Thursday, March 5, 2020

The volatility in global stock markets continued overnight with the roller coaster ride in the U.S. taking futures lower this time following a broad market rally on Wednesday that saw major averages top key psychological levels (Dow back above 27K and the Nasdaq above 9K).

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March 3, 2020

Early Look: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Stock futures are firmly higher, looking to add to yesterday’s impressive gains as the Dow Jones Industrial Average scored its biggest one day point gain ever and one-day percentage gain in nearly 11 years on Monday, as stocks bounced back sharply from the previous week’s selloff fueled by expectations that policy makers will move to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the global economy.

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