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Wall Street is braced for flat start
On Monday, American stock index futures stood still, having reached a closing maximum in the previous trading session due to the fact that market participants awaited a fresh pack of earnings reports and sentiment was backed by positive consumer spending data.
According to a Commerce Department report, in March, domestic consumer spending ascended by the most for over 9-1/2 years, although price pressures were still muted.
Without energy and food, the core personal consumption expenditures price index was intact, sticking with 0.1% last month.
The Federal Open Market Committee is going to uncover its interest rate verdict at the end of a two-day gathering, which will start on Tuesday.
Moreover, up to 160 S&P 500 businesses, including Apple and Alphabet are expected to post their quarterly outcomes.
Experts currently expect gains of S&P 500 companies to slump by 0.3%, which appears to be an abrupt improvement from a 2% dive estimated at the beginning of April.
As trade negotiations enter their last leg, American negotiators make their way to China on Tuesday to negotiate details to conclude the protracted tariff clash between the two leading economies.
Expectations for a trade resolution as well as a dovish Fed stance has sparked a soar in shares from a dive late last year, bringing the S&P 500 index 0.04% down of its all-time maximum of 2,940.91 points reached in September.
ET, Dow e-minis rallied by 0.03%. Additionally, S&P 500 e-minis were intact, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis tumbled by 0.02%.
Among shares, Walt Disney managed to ascend by 1.5%.
Besides this, Boeing slumped by 0.9%, while Alphabet Inc ascended by 0.2%.
AMC spiked more than 100% on Wednesday, the struggling brick-and-mortar retailer Bed Bath & Beyond jumped by about 51%.
The biggest newsmaker of the stock market in the past few days has been Virgin Galactic. The stock jumped by more than 20% in premarket trading on Monday.
The United States will release retail sales and producer inflation (PPI index) numbers at 15:30 MT time on June 15.
Gold has plunged amid the stronger US dollar as investors await the Fed’s meeting this week.
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