wallstreet3-121214_28Apr17-lg.jpg Stocks turned in a relatively lackluster performance during trading on Friday before ending the session modestly lower. The tech-heavy Nasdaq reached a new record intraday high in early trading but pulled back into negative territory.

After showing a lack of direction earlier in the session, stocks have moved modestly lower over the course of the trading day on Friday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has pulled back into negative territory after hitting a record intraday high.


Stocks are showing a lack of direction in morning trading on Friday, extending the lackluster performance seen over the two previous sessions. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has pulled back near the unchanged line after initially jumping to a new record intraday high.


Stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Friday as traders digest comments from President Donald Trump and U.S. economic data. The major index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by just 20 points.


Street Might Open Moderately Higher

Amid political uncertainties around North Korea, the market is eagerly waiting for the latest developments. First quarter GDP details to be published this morning is a key focus for the day, with consensus for a growth. Insights from early trading in U.S. future index point to a higher opening on Wall Street. Asian shares closed mixed, while European shares are trading without a proper direction.

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The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a roughly flat opening on Friday, as traders digest comments from President Donald Trump as well as the latest U.S. economic data. Geopolitical concerns may weigh on the markets after Trump warned of a major conflict with North Korea over its nuclear and...
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