At 9:10 a.m. ET DOW futures are -25 an the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open somewhat lower.
Looks like the investment news is slumping this morning. Numbers from the Eurozone and Germany seem poor, Brazil remains a basket case, and to top it off the Fed may increase the base interest rate real soon, maybe. The good news is that if the Fed is increasing the base interest rate then the USA's employment numbers and corporate profitability are both strong. There's give and take, and right now US corporations are taking, but good.
CNN: Investors watch trade data; Earnings due; Stocks slip by Alanna Petroff
In South America, new figures from Brazil show the country continues to grind through its longest recession ever, spanning eight consecutive quarters.