US equity futures rose on Wednesday, rebounding from a modest dip the day before as more central-bank officials joined the chorus predicting that inflationary pressures are transitory, while a recent dip in bond yields supported Nasdaq futures climb for a third straight session. At 7:15 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 82 points, or 0.24%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 14 points, or 0.33%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 51.25 points, or 0.38%. Treasuries and the dollar were roughly flat, recovering from an earlier drop. BItcoin soared back over $40,000, rising as much as 8.6%, before paring gains.
Among the notable premarket moves were retail trader favorites GameStop and AMC which surged in U.S. premarket trading, adding to Tuesday’s rally as investors touted the stocks on social media platforms including Twitter, Stocktwits and trader WallStreetBets. The gains will add to losses for short-sellers of the stocks who have already seen $6.8 billion in mark-to-market losses this year, according to S3 Partners. GameStop climbed 4.3% to $218.40, while AMC added 3.8% to $17.04 at 7:10am in New York.
Here are some other notable premarket movers: