U.S. equity futures are indicating a higher open to trading on Tuesday, the day after another trio of records.
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The three major futures indexes are pointing to a gain of 0.4 percent, with the Dow adding 100 points..
All three major indexes opened the week by rising above the all-time highs they set on Friday. The S&P 500 rose 0.1 percent to 3,122.03. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also gained 0.1 percent to 28,036.22, and the Nasdaq composite climbed 0.1 percent to 8,549.94.
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Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.8 percent, while the Shanghai Composite was up 0.4 percent.
The Chinese Central Bank cut the seven-day reverse repurchase rate to 2.50 percent from 2.55 percent fueling expectations that Beijing will continue to ease monetary policies, accoridng to Reuters.
Chinese indexes were rising moderately despite the continuing unrest in Hong Kong. Police have tightened their blockade over Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where some protesters are trapped and hundreds who left have been arrested.
Police in riot gear move through a cloud of smoke as they detain a protester at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Hong Kong police fought off protesters with tear gas and batons Monday as they tried to break th
The U.S. market has been on a tear since early October, and indexes have been on a nearly uninterrupted run as worries about a possible recession have faded. Solid economic data, better corporate earnings than analysts expected and interest-rate cuts by the Federal Reserve have all helped.
That leaves negotiations in the U.S.-China trade war as the remaining wild card for the market. President Trump had earlier hoped to have signatures on the first phase of a trade deal by now, at a major international summit that was scheduled for this past weekend. But the president of the summit’s host nation, Chile, canceled the meeting last month amid nationwide protests.
The two sides are continuing to negotiate, with stock markets around the world swinging on every hint of progress or tension.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.