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US stock price futures point to new heights for Wall Street on trade-deal optimism



US Stock Exchange futures indicated big indices could be headed for fresh heights on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said he could leave a China Trade deal deadline slide if the two sides were making enough progress.

How are large indexes faring?

Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures

YMH9, + 0.28%

rose 115 points, or 0.5% to 25,521, while S & P 500 futures

ESH9, + 0.25%

increased 1

0.95 points, or 0.5% to 2.755.75. Nasdaq-100 futures

NQH9, + 0.45%

climbed 41.75 points, or 0.6% to 7.060.50.

Main indices closed 2019 highs Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average

DJIA, + 1.49%

climbing 372.65 points, or 1.5% to 25.425.76, while S & P 500

SPX, + 1.29%

rose 1.3% to 2.744.73, and ended above the 200-day moving average for the first time in 46 days. It marked S & P's longest stay under the key trend line since March 2016, according to the Dow Jones Market Data Group.

Nasdaq Composite Index

COMP, + 1.46% [advanced] 1.5% to 7,414.62.

: Read : Morgan Stanley warns of a threatening earnings recession

What drives the market?

On Tuesday, President Trump said he would allow flexibility on a timeline for an agreement with China if a deal looks closer. The White House had previously referred to March 2 as a "hard deadline" for an appointment. Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to meet key members of the US delegation on Friday, sources said to the South China Morning Post.

A third day of bilateral trade negotiations was on the way in Beijing, with Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expecting Thursday for more high-level discussions. The White House had previously referred to a "hard deadline" for an appointment like at. 12:01 oh east time March 2 deadline.

Read: For the stock market, a trade war chance may be a hollow victory

At the same time, Trump said another government's closure unlikely, although he expressed unhappiness with the preliminary agreement that allows 55 miles of new border fence reached by Democratic and Republican legislators late Monday.

Investors will get January consumer prices at 8.30, Eastern Time, while the federal budget for December is due at 14.00. Eastern Time. Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic will appear in a moderated discussion at the European Financial Forum in Dublin, Ireland at 8:50 am, while Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker will talk about the financial prospects of the Jewish business lunch in Philadelphia at 12 noon Eastern.

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester will talk about financial prospects and monetary policy in Lexington, Kentucky, at 8:50 am Eastern.

How did other markets trade?

Trade deal optimism and a strong session for Wall Street on Tuesday inspired gains across global markets. In Asia, the Nikkei 225 index

NIK, + 1.34%

jumped 1.3% and Shanghai Composite rose nearly 2%. Stoxx Europe 600

SXXP, + 0.23%

was ready for gains as European stock futures also climbed.

Råpriser

+ 0.73%

managed over 1% after Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih told the Financial Times in an interview that the country would further reduce oil production to nearly 9.8 billion barrels a day in March. Gold

GCH9, + 0.13%

rose while the US dollar

DXY, + 0.14%

slipped towards their peers.

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