US stock index futures treaded water after rebounding from session lows on the last day of the quarter, one day after the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed at record levels, as rising renewed lockdown risks from the delta coronavirus strain overshadowed confidence in the global economic recovery. The S&P 500 has climbed about 14.3% in the first half of the year and is set for its second best first-half performance since 1998.
With energy, financials, real estate and communication services stocks notching the best performance at the sectoral level. The S&P growth index which houses mega-cap FAAMG names has jumped nearly 11.9% this quarter, outperforming its value peer and narrowing the gap for the year-to-date performance.
At 715 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were down 54 points, or 0.16%, S&P 500 e-minis were down 1.5 points, or 0.04%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 16.75 points, or 0.12%.