American shares set for upbeat open
On Tuesday, American stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street, as financial markets cheered an apparent win for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the first American presidential debate.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.4%, trading at 18,084, while the S&P 500 index added 0.4%, being worth 2,149. Additionally, futures for the Nasdaq-100 index rose 0.4%, to 4,836.25.
However, the moves demonstrated a pullback from revenues logged earlier on Tuesday, when futures for the three indexes edged up 0.6% in the wake of the debate between Democratic contender Clinton as well as her Republican rival Trump.
An upbeat opening call comes as financial markets suggest victory for Clinton in the first of three American presidential debates. Not so much for her own performance, but more because her counterpart Trump was unable to seem more presidential, as many had expected.
By the way, on Monday, American shares concluded lower, as concerns regarding the outcome of the debate applied pressure on market sentiment.