Market Snapshot: Stocks close lower as investors brace for earnings deluge; tech buoys Nasdaq

U.S. stock-index futures rose modestly Monday as global equities took a cue from a continued rebound by China’s markets, and as investors looked ahead to this week’s deluge of third-quarter earnings reports.

What are major indexes doing?

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMZ8, +0.38% rose 114 points, or 0.5%, to 25,542, while S&P 500 futures ESZ8, +0.41% were 0.4% higher at 2,779. Nasdaq-100 futures NQZ8, +0.85% were up 0.7% at 7,168.

What’s driving markets?

Stocks are trying to find direction after bulls and bears fought each other to a stalemate last week, leaving the benchmark S&P 500 SPX, -0.04% to eke out a weekly rise of less than 0.1%.

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