U.S. futures, global indexes are mixed
Evan McDaniel | firstname.lastname@example.org
S&P 500 futures are lower by 1 point, or 0.07 percent, to 1412 as of this writing. But Nasdaq 100 futures are up 3.75 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2767.25.
European indexes are positive, with the German DAX higher by 0.34 percent and the U.K. FTSE 100 gaining 0.2 percent. Asian indexes closed higher, as Hong Kong's Hang Seng and Japan's Nikkei 225 coincidentally both closed higher by 0.77 percent.
Currency markets are quiet so far, with the euro/dollar down 0.04 percent to 1.2361 after trading as high as 1.2386 earlier today. The U.S. Dollar Index is up 0.08 percent to 82.48.
Something to keep an eye on this morning is the Treasury bond market, which is showing a bit of strength after this week's sharp decline in prices.
Commodity markets are largely lower, with crude-oil down 0.45 percent to 95.16. Spot gold prices are off 2.80 points, or 0.17 percent, to 1616.50. Copper futures are telling a different story, however, up 0.56 percent to 3.4015.
In stock-specific news, Apple is up again this morning above $638 after posting an all-time closing high yesterday.
Foot Locker is up 6 percent after beating earnings and revenue expectations this morning. Gap shares are up 1.5 percent in the pre-market after the company reported upbeat results last night.