Boeing’s stock keeps Dow futures under pressure, but broader market aims for slight gains

Stock market futures traded mixed in the premarket Tuesday, while those for the Dow remained under pressure as a fatal plane crash of a Boeing Co. aircraft over the weekend weighed on the blue-chip index.

How are major indexes performing?

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMH9, +0.31% fell 72 points, or 0.3%, to 25,582, those for the S&P 500 index ESH9, -0.04% lost 1.25 point, or less than 0.1%, to 2,782.75. Nasdaq-100 futures NQH9, +0.09% meanwhile, added 3.75 points to 7,168.50, a gain of about 0.1%.

On Monday, the Dow DJIA, +0.79%  rose 200.64 points, or 0.8%, to 25,650.88. The blue-chip index had fallen more than 200 points earlier in the session.

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The S&P 500 SPX, +1.47%  gained 40.23 points, or 1.5%, to 2,783.30, with the information technology sector up 2.2%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +2.02% climbed 149.92 points, or 2%, to 7,558.06, logging its best day on a percentage basis since Jan. 30.

What’s driving the market?

U.S. benchmarks snapped a five-day skid Monday, but premarket trade Tuesday pointed to a subdued start as investors braced for coming data and geopolitics that could fuel volatility in domestic markets.

Wall Street investors were awaiting a crucial vote in London after U.K. Prime Minister secured concessions over Brexit from the European Union. Parliament was set to vote later Tuesday on her revised deal to exit from the EU before a deadline to do on March 29. The threat of a so-called hard Brexit, where the country leaves Europe’s trade bloc without an agreement, could roil markets here and abroad.

On Monday, investors focused on analyst upgrades to shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +3.46% and a multibillion-dollar technology merger in Nvidia Corp. NVDA, +6.97%

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