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  • Futures in S&P 500 adds 0.2%, the Nasdaq 100 futures rise 0.3% and the DJIA is higher by 80 points.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said another coronavirus stimulus plan is possible. 

US Stock futures are perky at the start of the week in Asia with futures on the S&P 500 adding 0.2%, the Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.3% and the DJIA higher by 80 points.

The moves are promising considering the terrible performance of the indexes of late wit bit the S&P 500 and the  Dow ending in a fourth straight negative week on Friday and the first time since August 2019 that the two indexes have suffered such a losing streak.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq eked out a 1% gain last week, posting its first positive week in four as the technology sector rebounded slightly from the recent deep rout. 

As argued in the following weekly analysis for the S&P 500, the signs that there are still chances of a further fiscal stimulus bill before the election day could give stocks a boost to start the week. 

  • S&P 500 Index Weekly Forecast: Stimulus, US politics and NFP in the mix, consolidation expected on the chart

Earlier today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said another coronavirus stimulus plan is possible.

House Democrats are seeking to forge a smaller aid package costing about $2.4 trillion and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he and Pelosi have agreed to restart talks. 

I think we have a chance to get something done and we want to,

Pelosi explained, adding, 

What we will be putting forth is an offer to say, now let us negotiate within a time frame and a dollar amount to get the job done to put money in people’s pockets, to honor our heroes and to crush the virus.