U.S. stock futures are weak as the market closes out a winning first half


A trader works on the New York Stock Exchange on March 3, 2020.

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U.S. stock futures were slightly lower early Wednesday as the market gets set to close out a winning first half of 2021 and second quarter.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average implied an opening loss of less than 100 points. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 were also marginally lower.

Wednesday is the last day of the second quarter and final day of the first half of 2021. So far on the year, the S&P 500 is up 14%, while the Nasdaq Composite and the Dow are up 12% apiece. For the quarter, the S&P 500 is up 8%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq all posted fresh record closes on Tuesday.



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