As the opening bell approaches, the U.S. stock markets seem poised for a positive start. First Solar Inc. (FSLR) has gained 4.0% in pre-market trading, while Fastenal Co. (FAST) is up 3.6%.
Some other notable gainers include Bruker Corp. (BRKR), Aramark (ARMK), and Maplebear Inc. (CART), all experiencing gains of at least 3%. However, Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) and Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ) have seen declines of 3.2% and 3.1%, respectively.
Looking at the futures markets, the S&P 500 futures have risen by 0.37%, with futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average showing a 0.33% increase. In contrast, the Cboe Volatility Index futures have declined by 4.49%.
In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures are up by 1.20%, while gold futures have increased by 0.41%. Meanwhile, Bitcoin has seen a modest rise of 0.03%, reaching $26,722.
The yield on the 10-Year Treasury has risen to 4.568%.
Previous Trading Session
In the previous regular trading session, the S&P 500 and the Dow showed gains of 0.43% and 0.19%, respectively. There was also positive momentum in Asian markets, with Japan’s NIKKEI 225 Index up by 1.75% and China’s Shanghai Composite Index rising by 0.94%.
European Market Update
As we move into the afternoon, European markets are also experiencing gains. The STOXX Europe 600 Index has climbed 0.76%, while the FTSE 100 Index has risen by 0.78% from the previous close.
The U.S. stock markets are set to open for trading at 9:30 a.m. ET. Stay updated on all the latest market news throughout the trading day.