The stock exchanges in New York started the new trading day with minimal profits on Friday.
A new record in the daily number of new corona infections in the United States is not yet terrifying investors.
Instead, they seem to pre-order further government incentives. Furthermore, attention was focused on Netflix and other companies with quarterly results.
Shortly after the start, the Dow-Jones index rose 0.1 percent to 26,754 points. The broad S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent to 3,222 points, and technology exchange Nasdaq climbed 0.3 percent to 10,497 points.
Netflix gave a peek into the books and made a 6.5 percent dip in the first few minutes of trading. Investors were shocked by the meagre prospects for the growth of new subscribers in the third quarter.
In the second quarter, the company still attracted 10 million paying customers and profit and turnover rose sharply.