Here are the most important news, trends and analyses that investors need to start a trading day:
1. Stock futures rose slightly after S & P 500, Dow closes record
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Stock futures rose slightly the day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S & P 500 closed again at record highs on Friday morning. The Dow of 30 shares rose 14.88 points on Thursday, closing the trading day at a record 35,499.85. The wide S & P 500 rose 0.3%, ending at a record 4,460.83. The index will rise 0.8% and 0.6% for the Friday session of the week, respectively. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.3% on Thursday, and so far this week, the tech-heavy index has fallen only 0.1%. Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields fell slightly on Friday morning, down 2 basis points to 1.344%.
2. Disney stocks soared after higher-than-expected earnings
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