What to watch today: Dow futures flat after 30-stock average dropped sharply

What to watch today: Dow futures flat after 30-stock average dropped sharply

BY THE NUMBERS U.S. stock futures were flat Wednesday, one day after the Dow gave up gains at the open and closed down 292 points, or 0.8%, its sixth down day in the past seven sessions. The S&P 500 on Tuesday also saw its sixth decline out of the past seven sessions as the rough September on Wall Street continued. Both benchmarks were on track for their largest monthly declines since October. The Nasdaq fell for the fifth straight session Tuesday. (CNBC) * Cramer sees few reasons to buy stocks right now. stays cautious on market (CNBC) * Mortgage demand from homebuyers jumps to highest level since April (CNBC) A bright spot in Wednesday's premarket was Microsoft (MSFT). The Dow stock and big Nasdaq name rose more than 1% after …
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