Dow futures rise 100 points as Wall Street wraps up its best August in more than 30 years


Traders and financial professionals work ahead of the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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U.S. stock futures rose on Sunday night as traders were set to end the market’s best August performance since the 1980s.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 106 points, or 0.4%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.3% and 0.2%, respectively.

The S&P 500 is up 7.2% month to date, putting the broader-market index on track for its biggest August gain since 1984. The Dow has rallied more than 8% this month and is also headed for its best August in 36 years.

This month’s gains have pushed the S&P 500 to record levels, officially…


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