U.S. stock futures flat as 2021 trading kicks off

U.S. stock futures flat as 2021 trading kicks off

Major indexes finished a wild 2020 with gains, topped by the Nasdaq

U.S. stock-market futures were flat late Sunday, in the first trading session of the new year.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, 0.14%, S&P 500 futures ES00, 0.13% and Nasdaq-100 futures NQ00, 0.06% were little changed, two days ahead of the Georgia runoff election that will decide control of the Senate and, likely, the fate of the incoming Biden administration’s economic policy.

U.S. stocks finished higher Thursday, the last trading day of 2020, with the Dow and S&P 500 setting new records as investors rung out a wild year that saw equities collapse into a bear market before rebounding to all-time highs.

The Dow DJIA, +0.65% closed the year up 8.3%, the S&P 500 SPX, +0.64% ended up 16.3%, and the Nasdaq COMP, +0.14% finished the year up a whopping 43.6%.

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