American stock futures sag following attacks in Belgium
On Tuesday, American stock futures dipped at the open, following deadly attack in Belgium. Investors are waiting for news on the Fed’s speeches, American manufacturing and earnings from Carnival Corporation, Nike as well as other companies.
S&P 500 futures sagged 3.95 points, at 2,038.75 right after reporting a bigger loss a bit earlier. As for Dow Jones Industrial Average futures, they decreased 24 points at 17,504, Nasdaq 100 futures 11 points at 4,405.25.
On Monday, the &P 500 finished 0.1% higher, and the Dow managed to acquire up to 21.57 points, growing for the seventh trading session in a row.
Early on Tuesday two loud explosions shook Brussels Airport, with reports of several dead and wounded. The blast also reached Maalbeek station on the Brussels Metro, new European Union buildings.
As a result, safe haven assets are growing rapidly in response to these two explosions. The terrorist attacks powered the Japanese yen, silver and gold. Oil futures climbed up, and the same can be said about the major dollar index.