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Dow futures rise more than 200 points as Wall Street looks to recover from worst sell-off in months

U.S. father futures climbed on Wednesday night after the worst day for the market in several months.

Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial So so gained 249 points. Those for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 also traded in moderately positive territory.

The transfer in futures comes after a sharp sell-off during Wednesday’s session that extended Wall Street’s yield streak. The Dow lost 934 points, or 3.4%, for its fourth-straight negative day and worst loss since June 11. The S&P 500 also saw its spoil day since June 11, falling 3.5% for its third-straight negative session.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite suffered a minor extent larger loss at 3.7% after advancing modestly in the prior session, marking its worst performance since Sept. 8.

The sell-off mirrored a sketch day for European markets, as rising Covid cases on that continent spurred leaders of Germany and France to announce new budgetary restrictions for the next month. New cases have also been rising domestically, with former Food and Treatment Administration chief, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, telling CNBC that the U.S. was on a path that is three or four weeks behind Europe.

Watch Luschini, the chief investment officer at Janney Capital Management, said that he thought the pullback would evince to be a buying opportunity because some of the stocks that would benefit from an economic recovery — such as financials, materials and negligible caps — suffered smaller losses than the broader market.

“That’s not indicative of investors indicting growth here domestically or on a epidemic basis,” he said.

Still, Luschini said that one key level he was watching on the S&P 500 was the 200-day moving mediocre at about 3,130, roughly 4.3% below where the index closed on Wednesday.

Testing that level “purposefulness help to define this as being a natural pullback that was likely to occur, whether it was catalyzed by the election or coronavirus or Sino-American swap negotiations or whatever, and would only be in my mind nothing more than a healthy pullback in the context of a secular convention, or if it’s something that takes more of a nefarious characteristic,” Luschini said.

The market decline also came as investors put out for a massive day of corporate earnings on Thursday. Moderna, Yum Brands and Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC, are scheduled to check out before the bell.

The afternoon will bring quarterly results from many of the world’s largest tech coteries, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google-parent Alphabet. Combined, those companies have a market cap of more than $5 trillion.

Bob Doll, chief neutrality strategist at Nuveen, said on “Closing Bell” that the failure for a stronger-than-expected first half of earnings season to support the broader market was a cause for concern.

“Another thing that bothers me is a lot of companies are coming out with much less-worse earnings than look for, the stocks initially go up and then they fade. Too many stocks falling on good earnings results. The market’s reasonable tired and needs a rest,” Doll said.

Shares of Facebook and Twitter, which also reports results on Thursday afternoon, succeeded higher in extended trading after fellow social media stock Pinterest reported strong growth in receipts and monthly active users. Shares of Pinterest rocketed 28% higher in after hours trading.

Thursday wish also feature a preliminary read on U.S. gross domestic product for the third quarter. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones keep in view growth of 32% on an annualized basis, but even that historic jump would leave the economy well less than where it was before the Covid-19 pandemic and there are signs that the pace of the recovery has slowed in recent months.

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