Regeneron, JPMorgan, Domino’s Pizza: 5 Things You Must Know


Here are five things you must know for Thursday, Oct. 8:

1. — Stock Futures Rise on Stimulus Optimism

Stock futures traded higher Thursday as Wall Street grew more optimistic lawmakers could secure further fiscal stimulus for the U.S. economy even if it comes in the form of smaller relief bills.

Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 105 points, S&P 500 futures gained 14 points and Nasdaq futures rose 85 points.

Stocks finished sharply higher Wednesday after President Donald Trump said he would consider alternative aid measures such as a new round of stimulus checks, the Paycheck Protection Program and support for airlines. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also signaled support for a standalone airline stimulus bill.

Airlines have begun furloughing or laying off workers following the expiration of a federal prohibition on job cuts tied to the $25 billion in federal aid they received earlier this year. Airlines said they would reverse the furloughs if they received additional help.

“Even though there is uncertainty now about the fiscal stimulus negotiations, regardless of who wins the election, we are likely to have additional fiscal stimulus,” said Nancy Davis, founder of Quadratic Capital and portfolio manager of the Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF  (IVOL) – Get Report.

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