U.S. stock futures extend gains as investors cling to hope of trade resolution

January 18, 2019

U.S. stock futures rose Friday, pointing to the fourth-straight win for equities, as investors hung on to optimism over a report that Washington might ease trade tariffs on Beijing.

Equity markets will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

How are benchmarks faring?

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMH9, +0.62% rose 93 points, or 0.4%, to 24,414, S&P 500 futures gained 6.30 points, or 0.2%, to 2,641.50 ESH9, +0.42% and Nasdaq-100 NQH9, +0.42% futures added 14 points, or 0.2%, to 6,734.

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