Futures on US stock indices stable

Futures on US stock indices stable


According to the trades, as at 15.38 GMT, futures on the index of wide market S&P 500 increased 0.23%, futures on the DJIA index is 0.28%, the index futures high-tech companies NASDAQ – by 0.2%.

MOSCOW, 9 Oct. Futures on U.S. stock indices on Friday steady amid investors ‘ optimism after the publication of the minutes of the meeting of the Federal reserve system (the fed), according to AFP.

As at 15.38 GMT, futures on the index of wide market S&P 500 increased 0.23% to 2011,75 points, futures on the DJIA index is 0.28%, to 17013 points, the index futures high-tech companies NASDAQ — on 0,2%, to 4353,5 item.

According to the FOMC minutes, members of the open market Committee believe that the decision on the first since 2006 the rate increase is necessary so that the level of inflation in the country was close to the target mark of 2%. Another reason for the failure to raise rates at the September meeting was the uncertainty about the state of the global economy.

According to members of the Committee, the latest economic developments in the world and in the financial markets can in some way to restrain economic activity in the country due to the strengthening of the American currency. In addition, the negative effects of the economic slowdown in China and emerging markets can put pressure on the economy, said the fed.

The decision of the financial regulator of the country supports the strengthening of the stock markets. The interest rate being at a record low at 0-0. 25% per annum, increases financial activity in the corporate sector due to high availability of funding.