wallstreet3-112715-lg.jpg With many traders enjoying an extended Thanksgiving holiday, stocks turned in a lackluster performance during trading on Friday. The Nasdaq moved modestly higher, while the Dow and the S&P 500 spent much of the day lingering near the unchanged line.

Stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Friday, as many traders remain away from their desks. The major averages have been bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line, showing only modest moves.


With many traders likely to remain away from their desks, stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently mixed, with the Dow futures down by 17 points and the Nasdaq futures up by 11.5 points.


Stock futures point to a mixed open on Friday as trading resumes for an abbreviated session after the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The markets will shut earlier at 1:00 p.m. ET. As of 6:15 am ET, the Dow futures were down 4 points, while the S&P 500 futures were up 1.50 points and the Nasdaq 100 futures...


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