February 7, 2018
U.S. stock index futures dropped deep into the red ahead of Wednesday’s open, pulling back from the roller coaster ride seen on Wall Street in the previous session.
Around 8:15 a.m. ET, Dow futures suggested the industrial average would open down roughly 130 points. Nasdaq and S&P 500 futures also pointed to a weak open. The movements seen in U.S. futures come on the back of a wild trading session Tuesday.
After two major sell-offs, leading U.S. indexes saw sharp swings yesterday, with the Dow Jones industrial average starting Tuesday significantly lower, before rallying and closing up 567.02 points at 24,912.77. The index traded in a range of 1,167.49 points through the course of Tuesday’s session.
Some of the reasons that investors gave for yesterday’s sharp swings included fears over interest rates, obscure volatility funds that use leverage, and computer-driven trading.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 9:10 am