U.S. stock futures fall amid Ukraine invasion jitters, despite late rally on Wall Street

U.S. stock futures fall amid Ukraine invasion jitters, despite late rally on Wall Street

U.S. stock-index futures fell in volatile trading Thursday night, following a late rally that sent stocks closing higher during the regular trading session despite market jitters caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures
YM00,
-0.38%

were down about 130 points at midnight Eastern, while S&P 500 futures
ES00,
-0.53%

and Nasdaq-100 futures
NQ00,
-0.77%

also declined.

For more: Complete MarketWatch coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Crude prices continued to rise after rising above $100 a barrel during intraday trading for the first time since 2014. West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery
CLV22,
+1.42%

was last at about $95 a barrel, while April Brent crude
BRNJ22,
+1.92%
,
the global benchmark, was at $101 a barrel.

Gold prices
GC00,
-0.45%

slipped, last trading at about $1,913 an ounce, while cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin
BTCUSD,
+0.44%

and ethereum
ETHUSD,
-0.56%

were fairly stable.

Earlier in the day, the Dow
DJIA,
+0.28%

snapped a five-session losing streak, closing up 92.07 points, or 0.3%, at 33,223.83, after falling as far as 2.6% in morning trading. The S&P 500
SPX,
+1.50%

 climbed 63.2 points, or 1.5%, finishing at 4,288.70, but in correction territory, while the Nasdaq Composite
COMP,
+3.34%

 rose 436.1 points, or 3.3%, ending at 13,473.59, but bouncing off a session low at 12,587.88.

Read: Nasdaq Composite turns a 3.5% loss into 3.3% gain as stock market stages epic turnaround after Russia invaded Ukraine. Here are 3 reasons for the rebound.

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