(Reuters) – U.S. equity index futures edged greater on Sunday within the wake of the victory through the centrist candidate within the carefully viewed presidential French election, suggesting the benchmark S&P 500 may push further into record territory when buying and selling reopens on Monday morning.
S&P 500 emini futures were last up fractionally after electronic buying and selling reopened for that week late on Sunday mid-day. Futures initially ticked about .2 percent greater but have since pared a few of the gain.
The move came after independent centrist Emmanuel Macron, who favors keeping France within the Eu, was elected the nation’s president, easily beating back challenging from EU critic Marine Le Pen.
On Friday the S&P 500 (SPX) marked an archive-high close, as energy stocks bounced back together with oil prices and also the government reported U.S. job growth had rebounded in April.
Macron’s victory was seen as an supporting factor for global equity markets which have had some worry about the tide of nationalism and protectionism in recent political contests on sides from the Atlantic.
“It is a win for Europe, and it is victory for global markets,” Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial (New york stock exchange:PRU) in Newark, Nj.
“We did not visit a strong risk-off market entering today’s runoff. That stated, there is always trepidation that possibly this time around the pollsters might say wrong.”
Macron had guaranteed greater than 65 % from the election to Le Pen’s 34.five percent with 45 million ballots counted from 47 million registered French voters.