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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Stocks poised for higher opening

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.

Stock futures are pointing to a higher start for the major North American indexes this morning, as traders take in the latest economic data from across the globe and keep a nervous eye on the unfolding geopolitical crisis in Ukraine. The TSX will be facing a significant headwind, however, as gold prices are down about 1.5 per cent, under pressure from a stronger U.S. dollar, technical selling, and no major flare-ups on the geopolitical front.