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Stock futures are flat as investors await more earnings results
Oct 13, 2021 | CNBC
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U.S. stock futures were little changed Wednesday night after the S&P 500 snapped a three-day losing streak as companies 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 major averages were little changed by the end of the regular 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 the Federal Open Market Committee's September meeting, released Wednesday afternoon, showed that the central bank could begin the tapering process in mid-November or mid-December.

"We still think November but one month isn't going to matter to markets at this point," said Lawrence Gillum, fixed income 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."

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