Stocks in the United States are pointed toward a higher open Friday as a post Federal Reserve rally in the dollar slowed. The S&P 500 is up 0.18%, while the NASDAQ is up 0.15%. The Dow Jones is up 0.21%.
Asian stocks were mixed. The Shanghai rose 0.17% and the Hang Seng was down 0.18%. The Nikkei rose 0.66%.
European stocks are higher. The FTSE is up 0.20%, while the DAX is up 0.32%. The Euronext 100 is up 0.49%.
Energy futures are mixed today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is up 0.19 at 51.09 per barrel. Brent crude is up 0.31 at 54.33 per barrel. Natural Gas is down -0.05 at 3.39. Precious metals are up this morning. Gold is up 5.9 at 1133.4 per ounce. Platinum is up 6.42 at 903.62 while silver is up 0.17 at 16.13. The dollar is mixed compared to the major currencies today. The greenback is down against the euro, up against the Yen and down against the Pound.
CBRE Group (CBG),Pulte Group (PHM),and Adobe Systems (ADBE) are early risers, while Occidental Petroleum (OXY),Valero Energy (VLO),and MetLife (MET) are down. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]