US STOCKS-Futures sharply higher as Brexit fears subside

lunes 20 de junio de 2016 07:19 GYT

* Futures up: Dow 215 pts, S&P 27.75 pts, Nasdaq 57 pts

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Monday, tracking gains in European stocks, as polls over the weekend showed an increased possibility of Britain remaining in the European Union.

* Investors had remained confused over the fallout of Britain's vote on Thursday, leading them away from oil and equities last week to safe havens like the yen and gold.

* However, polls showed that the "Remain" campaign had gathered favor over the weekend causing a rebound in the British pound.

* Oil prices were on track to mark their largest two-day rise in a month as investor confidence in the risky asset rose and the strength of the dollar weakened.

* Gold, which rallied over the past week, fell more than 1 percent, while the dollar was off 0.61 percent on Monday.

* Wall Street closed lower on Friday, weighed down by technology stocks. The three major indexes lost more than 1 percent each in the week after the Federal Reserve warned of an economic slowdown and investors fretted over a possible Brexit.

* Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari will speak at a symposium in Washington at 12:15 p.m. ET (1615 GMT).   Continuación...