The Before the Bell report is compiled by editors of The Globe and Mail and is updated throughout the morning to reflect latest developments. Colin Cieszynski, Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Market Technician, is chief market strategist with CMC Markets.
Stock markets are mixed to finish the week. U.S. index futures are down 0.1 per cent to 0.2 per cent, failing to continue their post-Fed rally while European indices have faded into the weekend with the FTSE and Dax down 0.5 per cent or less. Overnight economic news was generally positive with flash manufacturing PMI reports for Japan, Germany and France all improving with the U.S. report due later this morning.Report Typo/Error
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