U.S. stock index futures slipped late Tuesday, after the Dow booked its best quarter since 1987. As of 8 p.m. Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures
were down about 80 points, or 0.3%, while S&P 500 futures
and Nasdaq-100 futures
retreated as well. Earlier in the day, the Dow and S&P 500 booked their best quarterly performance in more than 20 years, while the Nasdaq Composite had its best quarter since 1999, recovering from the lows seen in late March when the coronavirus shutdowns crippled the economy. The Dow
gained 217.08, or 0.9%, to close at 25,812.88, the S&P 500
rose 47.05 points, or 1.5%, to close at 3,100.29, while the Nasdaq
added 184.61 points, or 1.9%, to close at 10,058.77.