US higher premarket, Dow over 200 pts

Thursday, 21. April 2022 10:32

Major US stock indexes traded higher on Thursday amid the release of more earnings reports and updates on the Ukraine crisis. During the day, companies such as AT&T, Blackstone, American Airlines, and Phillip Morris are expected to release their earnings reports.

Earlier, it was known that Kiev was ready to hold a "special round of negotiations" with counterparts from Russia. Meanwhile, the conflict continues focusing on the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. On the economic front, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will deliver a speech later in the day.

The Dow Jones gained 0.57% or 201 points at 4:30 am ET, while the Nasdaq 100 added 0.96%, and the S&P 500 rose 0.71%. The euro improved by 0.56% against the dollar at 4:28 am ET, selling for $1.09140.

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