Dow futures rise as UBS bails out Credit Suisse

13 – U.S. stock futures were trading higher during Sunday’s evening deals as investors monitored increased pressure on the financial sector following reports that embattled bank Credit Suisse (SIX:CSGN) has been bought out by UBS Group AG (SIX:UBSG) for $3 billion Swiss francs (US$4.8 billion) in a government-backed deal.

By 6:35pm ET (10:35pm GMT) Dow Jones Futures were up 0.2% while S&P 500 Futures and Nasdaq 100 Futures gained 0.2% apiece.

Ahead in the week, market participants will be closely monitoring the Fed’s interest rate decision amid expectations of a 25 basis point hike. Meanwhile, new and existing home sales, building permits, durable goods orders, Manufacturing and services PMIs, as well as a speech from FOMC member Bullard.

During Friday’s trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 384.6 points or 1.2% to 31,862, the S&P 500 lost 43.6 points or 1.1% to 3,916.7 and the NASDAQ Composite fell 86.8 points or 0.7% to 11,630.5. for the week, the Dow added 0.1%, the S&P 500 added 2.1% and the NASDAQ gained 5.3%.

On the bond markets, United States 10-Year rates were at 3.436%.


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