Futures on US stock indices drop in anticipation of statistics

Futures on US stock indices drop in anticipation of statistics


According to the auction, the futures index of wide market S&P 500 decreases to the level 2068,5 points, futures on the DJIA index showed snijenie 17634 points, the index futures high-tech companies NASDAQ decreased to 4630,25 item.

MOSCOW, 12 Nov. Futures on US stock indices on Thursday slightly reduced in anticipation of the publication of weekly statistics on unemployment in the country, according to AFP.

As at 16.04 GMT a futures index of wide market S&P 500 decreased on 0,02% — to the level 2068,5 points, futures on the DJIA index showed a decline by 0.12% to 17634 points, the index futures high-tech companies NASDAQ decreased on 0,03%, to 4630,25 item.

The U.S. labor Department later on Thursday will publish weekly statistics on the number of initial applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. last week. Experts interviewed by the portal DailyFX.com expect positive data. According to forecasts, the number of applications in the country for the week ended 7 November, should be reduced by 6 thousand compared with the figures of previous period — up to 270 thousand.

In the centre of attention of investors is also the upcoming speech of the head of the Federal reserve system (FRS) the USA Janet Yellen, which will take place later on Thursday in Washington. The conference will be devoted to monetary policy.