U.S. stock futures gained, putting indexes on course to open higher following five days of punishing losses that pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average into a bear market and sent the S&P 500 down to its lowest level in almost two years.

Futures tied to the broad S&P 500 rose 1.5% Tuesday, Dow futures added 1.2% and technology-heavy Nasdaq-100 futures climbed 1.6%. On Monday the major indexes tumbled on concerns that rapidly rising interest rates could prompt economic pain. 

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