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Stocks have moved mostly lower in early trading on Friday, largely offsetting the modest strength seen in the previous session. The major averages have all slid into negative territory, although selling pressure has waned since the open.

After ending the previous session modestly higher, stocks may move back to the downside in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 41 points.

Asian-Markets1_05Mar15.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday, following a modestly higher closing overnight on Wall Street amid positive reaction to news out of Europe and the decline in crude oil prices.

Stocks moved modestly higher during trading on Thursday, regaining some ground after moving notably lower over the course of the two previous sessions. Buying interest was somewhat subdued, however, limiting the upside for the markets.

While buying interest has waned from earlier in the session, stocks remain mostly positive in mid-day trading on Thursday. The gains on the day are partly offsetting the notable pullback seen over the course of the two previous sessions.

After moving mostly lower over the course of the two previous sessions, stocks have moved back to the upside in early trading on Thursday. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory but remain well off Monday's highs.

Stocks are likely to move to the upside in early trading on Thursday, regaining some ground after closing lower in the two previous sessions. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 37 points.

WallStreet2-041112_05Mar15.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open slightly higher on Thursday, although the underlying mood is likely to be cautious ahead of Friday's payrolls report. Earlier in the global trading day, Asian stocks closed mostly lower, while European stocks are currently on a firmer footing ahead of two key central bank decisions from the region.

After coming under pressure in early trading on Wednesday, stocks regained some ground as the day progressed but remained stuck in the red. The losses on the day extended the pullback that was seen in the previous session.

After moving sharply lower early in the session, stocks have regained some ground over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. The major averages have climbed well off their worst levels of the day but remain stuck in the red.

Stocks have moved sharply lower in early trading on Wednesday, adding to the losses posted in the previous session. The major averages have slid firmly into negative territory, pulling back further off Monday's highs.

After ending the previous session mostly lower, stocks may see some further downside in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 48 points.

wallstreet-041012_04Mar15.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggest that stocks are heading towards another session of profit taking on Wednesday. Asian stocks closed mixed, while the European markets are also trading on a lackluster note. Traders in the domestic market could focus on ADP's private payrolls report, which is seen as a precursor to the Labor Department's non-farm payrolls report.

Stocks moved mostly lower over the course of the trading day on Tuesday, partly offsetting the strong upward move that was seen in the previous session. With the losses on the day, the Nasdaq dipped back below the 5,000 level.

After ending the previous session sharply higher, stocks have shown a significant move back to the downside during trading on Tuesday. The major averages have moved steadily lower for much of the session, sliding firmly into the red.

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