The Dow Is Edging Up, With Brexit and Trade on Simmer, While Boeing Sentiment Sours

Illustration by Michael George Haddad

Monday Optimism. Stocks are ticking up to start the week, with Dow Jones Industrial Average futures edging 0.1% higher, while S&P 500 futures are climbing 0.3% and Nasdaq Composite futures are rising 0.4% ahead of the open. While Brexit uncertainty continues, and it is a fairly light morning for earnings reports, investors continue to hope that a U.S.-China trade deal could be inching closer.