Futures extend gains after strong retail sales data

Reuters | Aug 15, 2019 at 12:37 PM

Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures extended gains in volatile trading on Thursday, after data showed retail sales surged in July, which could help ease worries of a recession.

At 8:33 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 136 points, or 0.53%. S&P 500 e-minis were up 15 points, or 0.53% and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 38 points, or 0.51%.