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A Peek Into The Markets: U.S. Stock Futures Flat Ahead Of Economic Data

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U.S. stock futures traded mostly flat in early pre-market trade. Data on international trade for October and non-farm productivity for the third quarter will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Data on factory orders for October will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 3 points to 19,207.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures gained 0.50 points to 2,204.75. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index surged 4.25 points to 4,784.25.

Oil prices traded lower as Brent crude futures dropped 0.96 percent to trade at $54.41 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures also fell 1.39 percent to trade at $51.07 a barrel.

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 1.24 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index climbing 0.39 percent and German DAX 30 index gaining 0.16 percent. The UK's FTSE index was trading higher by 0.21 percent, while French CAC 40 Index climbed 0.30 percent.

In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.47 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gained 0.75 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.16 percent and India’s BSE Sensex gained 0.17 percent.

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Nike shares fell 0.96 percent to $51.35 in pre-market trading.

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