Stock Futures Poised to Book Silent 2013 Finish
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock futures were pointing to a second-consecutive flat opening as the final trading day of 2013 looked to hold to the strongest return on the S&P 500 since 1997.
The S&P Case-Shiller home price index is set to release at 9 a.m. ET, which will give market participants an idea of how the value of real estate across 20 metropolitan U.S. areas shifted in October. The Institute for Supply Management is expected to report business conditions in December for the Chicago area at 9:45 a.m. ET, and the Conference Board will report December consumer confidence at 10 a.m. ET.
The S&P 500 has risen 29% in 2013, and with light volumes expected to conclude the final trading day, this could be the level where the equity index settles for the year.
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-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.
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