U.S. Stock Market
Jun E-mini S&Ps this morning are up +1.50 points (+0.06%). Thursday's closes: S&P 500 +0.76%, Dow Jones +0.85%, Nasdaq +0.81%. The S&P 500 on Thursday rallied to a 1-week high and closed higher on the -49,000 decline in U.S. weekly continuing unemployment claims to 1.979 million (a bigger drop than expectations of -4,000 to 2.024 million and the fewest in 17-years) and the +0.4% gain in U.S. Mar leading indicators (stronger than expectations of +0.2%). Stocks also found support on stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings results from CSX and American Express.