U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat open for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones indices on Wednesday, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.2 percent after results from some technology companies.
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The Mortgage Bankers Association releases Weekly Mortgage Market Index for the week ended October 12 at 1100 GMT. The mortgage market index was at 1,008.1 and the refinancing index was 5,772.6 in the previous week.
The Commerce Department releases housing starts and permits numbers for September at 1230 GMT. Economists forecast a total of 810,000 permits in September, against 801,000 in the prior month.
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European shares <.FTEU3> rose 0.1 percent, led by Spanish banks and the broader financial sector after a decision by ratings agency Moody's to refrain from depriving Spain of its investment grade credit rating.
U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, giving the S&P 500 its best two-day advance in a month as strong earnings from Johnson & Johnson and other bellwether companies raised hopes for the rest of the U.S. reporting season.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> jumped 127.55 points, or 0.95 percent, to close at 13,551.78. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> advanced 14.79 points, or 1.03 percent, to finish at 1,454.92. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 36.99 points, or 1.21 percent, to end at 3,101.17.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash; editing by Patrick Graham)