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Following the strength seen in the previous session, stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Friday. The major averages are lingering near the unchanged line after ending Thursday's trading modestly higher.

Following the modest strength seen in the previous session, stocks may move back to the downside in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently indicating a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 12 points. The futures moved lower following the release of the Labor...

wallstreet1-103112_22May15.jpg Wall Street stocks may open Friday's session on a nervous note, as indicated by the trading in the U.S. index futures, which point to a narrowly mixed opening. Asian stocks closed higher earlier in the global trading day, while the European markets are seeing mixed sentiment amid the release of final German GDP data and business confidence reading.

Stocks moved modestly higher during trading on Thursday, although buying interest was somewhat subdued. With the upward move, the S&P 500 ended the session at a new record closing high, while the Nasdaq closed just shy of a new high.

While buying interest has remained relatively subdued, stocks continue to see modest strength in mid-day trading on Thursday. The major averages have all moved to the upside after ending each of the two previous sessions mixed.

Stocks have moved modestly higher in early trading on Thursday after closing roughly flat in each of the two previous sessions. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory, but buying interest has remained subdued.

After closing roughly flat in each of the two previous sessions, stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 29 points.

WallStreet2-041112_21May15.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open Thursday's session modestly lower, as traders pause ahead of some key economic data. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks closing mostly higher, while the European markets are trading mixed amid the release of lukewarm eurozone private sector...

Extending the lackluster performance seen in the previous session, stocks showed a lack of direction throughout the trading day on Wednesday. The major averages once again spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

Stocks continue to show a lack of direction in mid-day trading on Wednesday, extending the lackluster performance seen in the previous session. The major averages continue to linger near the unchanged line after ending Tuesday's trading roughly flat.

After ending the previous session roughly flat, stocks are turning in another lackluster performance in early trading on Wednesday. The major averages are once again bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

Following the lackluster performance seen in the previous session, stocks may continue to experience choppy 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 9 points.

wallstreet-041012_20May15.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Wednesday's session on a nervous note, as the focus shifts to earnings and the direction of the other financial markets. The domestic economic calendar of the day is light. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks closing mixed despite upbeat Japanese first quarter GDP data.

Stocks showed a lack of direction throughout much of the trading day on Tuesday before ending the session roughly flat. Despite the lackluster performance on the day, the Dow still reached another new record closing high.

After showing a lack of direction in early trading on Tuesday, stocks have continued to turn in a lackluster performance throughout the session. The choppy trading comes after the Dow and the S&P 500 ended the previous session at record closing highs.

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