Pre Stock Market News: Lower Open Likely For US Market, Oil Zooms

By: Kalyan Kumar 

It was reflecting the Wall Street investors’ anxieties that surging oil prices in the aftermath of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities will slow down global economic growth.

At 7 a.m. ET, the Dow futures hinted a negative open of more than 100 points. The futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were also down.

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President Donald Trump said the U.S. would use oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserves to keep the market “well-supplied.”

Trump also warned that the United States was “locked and loaded” to respond to the attacks on Saudi oil plants.

Calling it the “largest supply shock ever” Bob Ryan, chief commodities strategist at BCA Research said the Saudi “attack could tighten the market significantly if the outage is indeed weeks and not days.”

No data releases are lined up for Monday.

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