By Benjamin J. Chuckrow
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – Stock index futures are indicating a slightly higher open Wednesday. The Dow is up 0.2% in the pre-market. The S&P 500 is gaining 0.1% and the Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.1% above fair value on GLOBEX.
The major averages are poised to advance ahead of a packed slate of data releases. On the economic front, initial jobless claims were 239k for the prior period in line with consensus estimates. An additional release is anticipated to show durable goods orders eased slightly in October. A separate survey from the University of Michigan is expected to show consumer sentiment increased in November from the flash reading earlier this month.. The Fed will also garner attention in today’s session as investors await this afternoon’s release of the minutes from the most recent FOMC policy meeting. In earnings news, Salesforce is down 1.1% to $107.62 even after the company reported strong third quarter results. Deere & Co is adding 5.0% to $146.15 after the heavy equipment maker bested analyst earning projections.
European markets are higher at midsession. The FTSE is up 0.6% in London. The DAX is up less than 0.1% in Frankfurt. In Asia overnight, the Nikkei gained 0.5% in Tokyo while China’s Shanghai Composite finished up 0.6% on the session.
Treasuries are little changed this morning with the yield on the 10-year note yield flat at 2.36%. In commodities, NYMEX WTI crude is up 1.8% to $57.85/ the highest point since mid- 2015. COMEX gold is adding 0.3% to $1285.10/ounce.
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Benjamin J. Chuckrow
Senior Vice President – Branch Manager
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC