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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Stock rally runs out of fuel, gold sinks

The Before the Bell report is constantly updated to reflect the latest news developments and market moves in the premarket. Check back later for updates.

How do you follow a taper rally? On Thursday morning the answer was a ripping rally overseas and some pondering closer to home.

Futures for the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 were both lower ahead of the open, down about 0.3 per cent, with selling accelerating as the premarket hours wore on and the U.S. released weaker-than-expected jobless claims.