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Stocks on track to build on records as investors remain optimistic on U.S.-China trade talks

November 18, 2019

Stock-index futures pointed to a higher start for Wall Street on Monday, with equities set to build on last week’s push to records as investors remain optimistic over U.S.-China trade talks.

How are the major benchmarks doing?

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMZ19, +0.04% rose 92 points, or 0.3%, to 28,045, while S&P 500 futures ESZ19, -0.04% gained 6.95 points, or 0.2%, to 3,124.25. Nasdaq-100 futures were up 26.75 points, or 0.3%, at 8,345.50.

The Dow DJIA, +0.80% last week rose 1.2%, ending Friday at 28,004.89 topping the 28,000 milestone for the first time as it posted its 11th record close of 2019. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.95% logged a 0.9% weekly rise, also setting a record Friday with a finish at 3,120.46. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.73% also posted an all-time closing high Friday, capping a 0.8% weekly gain with a finish at 8,540.83.

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