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wallstreet-040912_21Oct14.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Thursday's session notably higher, encouraged by positive manufacturing data from the eurozone and China. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks closing mostly higher, while the major European averages are trading mixed.

After moving modestly higher in morning trading, stocks showed a substantial move to the downside over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. The major averages pulled back well off their highs for the session, sliding firmly into negative territory.

Stocks have turned lower over the course of the trading day on Wednesday after moving modestly higher earlier in the session. The major averages have pulled back well off their highs for the session and into negative territory.

After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have moved modestly higher over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. Buying interest has remained relatively subdued, however, limiting the upside for the markets.

Stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Wednesday after moving sharply higher over the past few sessions. The major averages have been bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line, unable to sustain any significant moves.

After moving notably higher over the past few sessions, stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by just 5 points.

Stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading day on Tuesday, extending the recovery from the sell-off seen in recent weeks. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 closed higher for the fourth consecutive session but remain well off their mid-September highs.

After moving notably higher in early trading on Tuesday, stocks have seen some further upside over the course of the trading session. The gains on the day are extending a recent upward trend by the markets, with the major averages climbing well off last week's lows.

Stocks have moved mostly higher in early trading on Tuesday, extending the upward trend seen over the past few sessions. The major averages have all climbed firmly into positive territory, bouncing further off last week's lows.

After ending the previous session notably higher, stocks are likely to see some further upside in early trading on Tuesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 60 points.

wallstreet-040912_21Oct14.jpg Trading in the index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open notably higher on Tuesday after staying afloat yesterday. Positive earnings from blue chips such as Apple and better than expected Chinese GDP data could provide some reason for traders to pick up stocks.

Stocks moved notably higher over the course of the trading day on Monday, extending the strong upward move seen last Friday. The gains on the day continued the recent recovery by the markets, with the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 closing higher for the third consecutive session.

Stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of the trading day on Monday, extending the strong upward move that was seen last Friday. The major averages are currently turning in a mixed performance, however, with a steep drop by shares of IBM (IBM) weighing on the Dow.

After ending last Friday's trading sharply higher, stocks are turning in a mixed performance in early trading on Monday. While the tech-heavy Nasdaq is seeing further upside, the Dow has dropped firmly into negative territory.

Following the big swings seen last week, stocks may continue to experience volatility in early trading on Monday. The major index futures are currently indicating a mixed open for the markets, as the Nasdaq futures are up by 4 points but the Dow futures are down by 81 points.