Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index gained ground early Wednesday, boosted by Apple Inc.’s earnings-driven jump in premarket trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 looked set for more muted moves, as traders braced for a Federal Reserve policy statement, as well as ADP’s monthly report on private-sector employment.
Nasdaq-100 futures rose by 29.50 points, or 0.4%, to 6,721.50.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures traded roughly flat at 24,075, while S&P 500 futures gained 4.05 points, or 0.2%, to 2,656.25.
On Tuesday, the Dow finished 0.3% lower, while the S&P 500 advanced by 0.3% and the tech-laden Nasdaq Composite rose 0.9%.
The Dow and S&P are down 2.5% and 0.7% for the year, as of Tuesday’s close. The Nasdaq Composite has climbed 3.3%.
Source : Market Watch