Table: How Good Are Futures at Forecasting the Market?

The frequency with which premarket futures for the S&P 500, the Dow, and the Nasdaq 100 accurately predict the direction of the indices that day

Jan. 9, 2001-Mar. 21, 2001 INDEX AT 9:45 A.M. AT THE CLOSE

S&P 500 59% 57% DOW INDUSTRIALS 62 54 NASDAQ 54 57

Data: Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Bloomberg Financial Markets, BusinessWeek

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