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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Stocks weaken amid geopolitical tensions

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.

With geopolitical tensions still running high this morning in the Middle East and Russia, and North American markets still not far from record high territory, traders are displaying little conviction to broaden equity exposure. U.S. and Canadian stock futures, as well as most Asian and European markets, are all modestly lower, with investors largely gravitating to defensive areas of the market.