US futures rise as eyes turn to big week of events


US stock futures rose on Monday after a bruising sell-off as investors looked ahead to a big week of events, with the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision and earnings from Apple (AAPL) on the calendar.

Futures on the S&P 500 (^GSPC) were up around 0.6%, after officially entering correction territory on Friday. Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) futures added almost 0.6%, having lost more than 350 points at its last close.

Contracts on the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 (^NDX) put on nearly 0.7% in the wake of a downbeat week driven by mixed results for Big Tech earnings.

Eyes are now on the US central bank and Apple, the biggest company on the S&P 500, to lift spirits after a tough few months for the stock market.

A jump in the Fed’s preferred inflation metric has raised expectations that policymakers will stick to their “higher for longer” stance and hold interest rates steady in their decision on Wednesday.

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Apple is set to release its quarterly results on Thursday after the market close, with any impact from China’s moves to constrain use of iPhones in focus.

Meanwhile, investors are weighing what McDonald’s earnings out Monday say about the US consumer, who has proved resilient in the face of high borrowing costs. The burger giant beat earnings estimates for the third quarter as higher menu prices boosted sales growth.

In commodities, benchmark oil prices fell as Israel’s measured start to its campaign in Gaza eased fears that the conflict will escalate throughout the Middle East — seen as encouraging investors to dive back into markets. West Texas Intermediate futures (CL=F) lost 1.8% to reach $84.01 a barrel, while Brent futures (BZ=F) shed 1.5% to trade around $87.86 a barrel.

  • Stock futures point higher after bruising sell-off

    The major US stock gauges were on track for gains at the open, after the S&P 500 officially entered correction territory last week. Investors are now looking to the Fed decision and Apple earnings later in the week to provide a boost.

    Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) were up 0.55%, or 180 points, while S&P 500 (^GSPC) futures put on 0.57%. Contracts on the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 (^NDX) popped 0.69%.

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