U.S. stock futures wobbled Thursday as new restrictions imposed to curb rising coronavirus infection levels weighed on the economic outlook.
Futures tied to the S&P 500 ticked down less than 0.1%, suggesting that the broad market gauge may be headed for a muted trading session after the New York opening bell. Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average also slid, while Nasdaq-100 futures edged down 0.1%.
Stocks have been choppy this week as investors weigh optimism about Covid-19 vaccines paving the way for a sharper economic rebound against more immediate concerns. Rising coronavirus cases, fresh lockdown measures and questions about how quickly the vaccine can be made widely available have damped the mood for many people.