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Stock futures are flat as investors await more earnings results

Traders work on the ground on the New York Stock Exchange.

Brendan McDermid | Reuters

U.S. stock futures have been little modified Wednesday night time after the S&P 500 snapped a three-day dropping streak as corporations kicked off the quarterly earnings season.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 0.01%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures inched up 0.02% and 0.07%, respectively.

The main averages have been little modified by the tip of the common session. The Dow was flat at 34,377.81, the S&P 500 gained 0.3% and the Nasdaq Composite ticked up 0.7%.

Minutes from theΒ Federal Open Market Committee’s September meeting, launched Wednesday afternoon, confirmed that the central financial institution may start the tapering course of in mid-November or mid-December.

“We still think November but one month isn’t going to matter to markets at this point,” stated Lawrence Gillum, mounted revenue strategist for LPL Financial. “There was some interesting discussion on lift-off though and it looks like the Committee remains divided. The future make-up of the Committee only adds uncertainty to when lift-off will actually take place.”

Earlier within the day, JPMorgan kicked off large financial institution earnings with stellar results that exceeded expectations on a $1.5 billion enhance from better-than-expected mortgage losses. Still, shares fell by 2.6% and different financial institution shares slid too.

Bank of America, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo are all scheduled to report earnings earlier than the bell Thursday. Dow member UnitedHealth Group can be on deck, as nicely as Domino’s Pizza.

Earlier Wednesday, the Labor Department reported the core Consumer Price Index, which excludes meals and vitality, rose 0.2% month over month in September and 4% during the last 12 months, in comparison with estimates of 0.3% and 4%, respectively.

September producer worth index information and weekly jobless claims can be launched Thursday.

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