The Dow Futures are up nearly 400 points ahead of the Fed’s retail sales and comments

The U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, with the technology sector ahead of a batch of economic data, including comments from several Federal Reserve speakers, including April retail sales and chairman Jerome Powell after the session.

How is stock-index futures trading?
  • S&P 500 Future ES00,
    + 1.54%
    68.50 points or 1.7% to 4,073.75

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures YM00,
    + 1.20%
    439 points, or 1.3%, to 32,595

  • Nasdaq 100 Futures NQ00,
    + 1.93%
    261 points, or 2.1%, to 12,507

Monday, Dow Industry DJIA,
+ 0.08%
The S&P 500 SPX ended up less than 0.1% at 32,223.42,
-0.39%
0.4% lower at 4,008.01 and Nasdaq Composite Comp,
-1.20%
Losses for the three main indices followed another losing week at 11,662.79, down 1.2%.

What is driving the market?

With Nasdaq futures rising after a bullish session on Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, investors were determined to close a rough start to the week.
+ 3.27%,
Which closed up 3.2%.

Retailing giant Walmart Inc. Shares of WMT fell 7% in premarket trading after it reported first-quarter financial gains that missed expectations. Analysts were wary of a downturn for Walmart amid rising inflation due to retailer exposure to low-income customers.

Pinduoduo Inc. US-listed shares of Chinese technology names rallied with PDD,
+ 0.32%
And Tencent Music Entertainment Group TME,
+ 1.22%
Alibaba Group Holdings BABA, up 7% in each premarket
-1.72%
Over 6% and NetEase Inc. NTES,
+ 0.85%
Profit of more than 3%.

JPMorgan on Monday raised ratings for stocks of seven Chinese technology companies, from underweight to overweight. “Only in March did the bank’s analysts call the sector ‘non-performing,'” Neil Wilson, Markets.com’s chief market analyst, said in a note to clients.

Market observers are trying to determine if stocks have fallen enough to ensure a bounce for hard-hit equities, especially in the tech sector.

Bank of America’s May Global Fund Manager on Tuesday showed the highest cash levels in the United States since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the largest short position in technology stocks since August 2006 and the largest equity underweight since May 2020.

According to economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswire and The Wall Street, investors will receive a new batch of U.S. economic data, April retail will be at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to rise 1% from 0.7% growth in March.

Other information ahead includes April industrial production and power utilization at 9:15 a.m. Eastern and the National Association of Home Builders index May 10 at 10 a.m. Eastern and March business inventory.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will speak to the Wall Street Journal at 2 p.m., followed by Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, and after market closures, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans.

In addition to the stock index futures, Treasury Yield 10 year note BX: TMUBMUSD10Y rose 3 basis points to 2,909% and three year note BX: TMUBMUSD03Y 6 basis points rose 2.909%.

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Which company is the focus?
  • Shares of Twitter Inc.
    TWTR,
    -8.18%
    The latter fell 1.5% in premarket trading Tesla Inc.
    TSLA,
    -5.88%
    CEO Elon Musk tweeted that his $ 44 billion deal for Twitter could “not go ahead” without more data on spam bots. Twitter, meanwhile, said in a statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it was committed to a দ্বারা 54.20 per share purchase agreement by Musk.

  • Home Depot Inc.
    HD,
    -0.01%
    Shares in Premarket rose 4.5% after losing home-improvement retailer first-quarter revenue and Wall Street forecasts.

How are other assets traded?
  • Oil futures rise with West Texas Intermediate crude for June delivery CLM22,
    + 1.01%
    The New York Mercantile Exchange rose 96 cents, or 0.8%, to 115.16 a barrel, including natural gas futures NGM22.
    + 3.67%
    3.8% increase to $ 8.254 per million British thermal units.

  • Gold futures GC00 rose $ 19, or 1%, to $ 1,833 an ounce.

  • In European equities, Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP,
    + 1.42%
    London’s FTSE 100 UKX, up 1.4%
    + 0.80%
    Gained 0.8%.

  • In Asia, Shanghai Composite CN: SHCOMP is up 0.6%. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index HK: HSI rose 3.2% and Japan’s Nikkei 225 JP: NIK rose 0.4%.

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