US Stock Futures Start Week With a Reprieve

A positive start for U.S. stock futures provided a respite for traders after the market’s worst drubbing in two years. They speculated this week couldn’t be worse than the last one, but weren’t sure.

“It all depends on the news out of the White House, and there some hope that they’re going to appease the investors,” said Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank in Cleveland. “The markets will have to get used to the idea of uncertainty when it comes to trade. If everyone keeps their heads cool, maybe we could get by without a significant damage.”