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.
October is off to a positive start for world markets. Overnight, the Hang Seng rose 1.2 per cent while the Nikkei gained 0.9 per cent. This morning in Europe, the FTSE is rallying 1.3 per cent while the CAC is up 0.1 per cent. U.S. index futures have slid lower after being up slightly, digesting Friday's gains. Germany and mainland China markets are closed for holidays.
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