Stock Market Today: August 20, 2018
William G. Ferguson | 08/20/2018
The most recent five-day stretch of trading on Wall Street saw the major equity averages seesaw back and forth, with the swings in trading, at least when looking at the headline figures, somewhat pronounced. The week started out to the downside, then rallied, before falling anew midweek when worries about a financial crisis in Turkey roiled the global equity markets. But the final two days of trading saw the bulls flex their muscles again and the major equity indexes came roaring back. In the end it was a volatile, but winning week for those long equities. With less than a half hour to go before the commencement of trading stateside, the equity futures are pointing to a modestly higher opening for the U.S. stock market.