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S&P 500 Futures Approach 2023 Highs as Last Full Week Unfolds

On Monday, U.S. stock futures flirted with reaching their peak for the year, buoyed by benchmark borrowing costs lingering near their summer lows. Here’s a snapshot of how stock-index futures are performing: In the previous session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 57 points, or 0.15%, to 37305, the...

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S&P 500 Volatility Soars as Hamas Attacks Escalate

Early on Monday, U.S. stock futures faced a decline due to an escalation in violence in the Middle East, impacting investor sentiment. Here’s a breakdown of how stock-index futures were performing: On the previous Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) recorded a gain of 288 points, or 0.87%, reaching...

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U.S. Stock Market Watch: The Effect of Trend-Following Fund Adjustments

Adding to the array of challenges facing the U.S. stock market, a new concern emerges: systematic trend-following funds are reducing their market exposure, potentially exacerbating downward pressure on the markets in the upcoming weeks. Goldman analysts estimate that commodity trading advisors (CTAs), a subset of trend-following hedge funds typically engaged...