Stock Futures Edge Up Ahead of Consumer Spending, Jobless Data – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. stock futures and Treasury yields crept higher ahead of fresh consumer spending and other economic data that are set to shape monetary policy next year. 

Futures for the S&P 500 gained 0.2% Thursday. The index climbed for a second day Wednesday as strong economic data helped ease investors’ concerns about the risks posed by Covid-19 and inflation. Contracts for the tech-focused Nasdaq-100 were up 0.1% Thursday, and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.2%.