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A Peek Into The Markets: U.S. Stock Futures Mixed Ahead Of Beige Book

Spectra Energy Corp NYSE:SE, HDS - A Peek Into The Markets: U.S. Stock Futures Mixed Ahead Of Beige Book

Pre-open movers

U.S. stock futures traded mixed in early pre-market trade. The Labor Department's JOLTS report for July will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Fed will release its latest Beige Book report at 2:00 p.m. ET. Apple Inc. AAPL is likely to launch a new iPhone later in the day.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 11 points to 18,513.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures fell 2.25 points to 2,182.50. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index rose 3.50 points to 4,831.25.

Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures rose 1.14 percent to trade at $47.80 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures also rose 0.94 percent to trade at $45.25 a barrel.

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.87 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index gaining 0.05 percent and German DAX 30 index gaining 0.28 percent. The UK's FTSE index was trading higher by 0.07 percent, while French CAC 40 Index climbed 0.20 percent.

In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average fell 0.41 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index declined 0.19 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.04 percent and India’s BSE Sensex declined 0.18 percent.

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Spectra Energy shares fell 0.24 percent to $40.90 in pre-market trading.

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