The U.S.-based equity markets are pointing to a lower open this morning. Asian markets closed mostly lower in the overnight session. European markets are mostly lower heading into the afternoon session.
Attention is on the Job data that is due on Friday morning. Following the FOMC announcement yesterday indicating no change in interest rates and inflection on the inflation target not being met, analysts are looking for color from the hourly wages as potential indicators of inflationary pressures.
Crude oil futures are indicating a higher open this morning as traders look for greater guidance and commentary from energy ministers with respect to production cut compliance.
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