Wednesday, August 22, 2012

U.S. stock futures open 8/22/2012

U.S. stock futures open 8/22/2012 : U.S. stock futures pointed to a moderately lower open on Wednesday, as investors awaited the release of U.S. data as well as the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting, while sentiment slightly weakened ahead of a series of euro zone meetings this week.

Ahead of the open, the
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures pointed to a 0.22% loss, S&P 500 futures signaled a 0.31% fall, while the Nasdaq 100 futures indicated a 0.28% decline.

Investors remained cautious as Luxemburg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, who also heads the group of euro zone finance ministers, was to hold talks with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras later Wednesday, to discuss a two-year extension of the country’s economic reform program.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with French President Francois Hollande on Thursday, while Antonis Samaras is to meet with the French and German leaders later in the week.

Market participants were also anticipating the minutes of the Fed’s August policy meeting later in the day, amid speculation over how close the U.S. central bank may be to implementing another round of stimulus measures.

For the latest updates on the stock market, PRESS CTR + D or visit Stock Market Today
For the latest updates PRESS CTR + D or visit Stock Market news Today

Related Post:

No comments:

Post a Comment