Stock futures rise slightly ahead of first trading day of November, as investors await key Fed meeting

Traders are seen working on the New York Stock Exchange's (NYSE) floor in New York, October 27, 2021.
As investors awaited the start of November's trading, U.S. stock futures saw a slight increase in overnight trading on Sunday.

Market participants are preparing for another week's corporate earnings and a crucial Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday. Also, October's jobs report is coming up.

Dow futures rose by 80 points. Futures on the S&P 500 gained 0.2%, while futures on the Nasdaq 100 rose 0.2%.

The stock market closed the October month on Friday, and all three major averages closed at new records. S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow clinched their highest months since November 2020.

In October, the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew 5.8%. The S&P 500 climbed 6.9% in October, while the tech-focused Nasdaq Composite gained 7.3%. This month saw a rebound after September's declines in major indexes.

Oct was dominated by corporate earnings, despite solid earnings despite global supply chain issues. Refinitiv reports that about half of S&P 500 companies reported quarterly results, and more than 80% beat Wall Street analysts' earnings estimates.