Wall Street stable following strong prior week 

Wall Street is stable today, the first trading day of the week, according to the Associated Press. 

Futures for the Dow Jones industrial and the S&P 500 fell about 0.3% before the bell Tuesday. 

In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude inched down 4 cents to $71.74 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, the international standard, gained 75 cents to $76.84 per barrel. 

U.S. markets, which were closed Monday for the Juneteenth national holiday, are also watching the direction of interest rate hikes. 

Last week, the Federal Reserve held its benchmark lending rate steady, the first time in 10 straight meetings it hasn’t announced an increase. The Fed warned it could raise rates up to two more times this year. 

Markets quietly lost ground on Friday, but Wall Street still closed out its best week since March. The benchmark S&P 500 logged its fifth straight winning week, its longest such streak since November 2021.