Markets Ready To Pick Up Where They Left Off Yesterday

by: SA Editors

At 8:20 AM EDT:

U.S. Futures

S&P 500: +1.80; 1,385.60
NASDAQ: +3.25; 1,740.50
Dow: +24.00; 12,157.00

International Indexes

NIKKEI 225: +0.18%; 16,393.41 (+28.65)
HANG SENG: +0.01%; 18,939.31 (+2.76)
S&P/ASX 200: +0.87%; 5,491.60 (+47.50)
BSE SENSEX 30: -0.23%; 13,156.66 (-30.23)

FTSE 100: +0.23%; 6,238.60 (+14.10)
CAC 40: +0.54%; 5,431.75 (+29.39)
XETRA-DAX: +0.24%; 6,345.85 (+15.20)

Commodity Futures (Reuters/Jefferies CRB)

Oil: +0.05%; $60.05 (+$0.03)
Gold: -0.14%; $627.00 (-$0.90)
Natural Gas: -2.34%; $7.32 (-$0.18)
Silver: -0.78%; $12.66 (-$0.10)

Asian Headlines (via

Toyota's Profit Surges 34 Percent on Overseas Sales, Yen; Forecast Raised

Fukui Indicates Bank of Japan Is Preparing to Raise Rates; Yen Rallies

Bank Indonesia Cuts Key Interest Rate for Sixth Time to Revive Spending

Asian Stocks Gain, Led by Toyota; Australia, Hong Kong Advance to Records

Malaysia's Central Bank Chief Zeti Says Interest Rates Still Appropriate

European Headlines (via

Stocks in Europe Approach Six-Year High; Puma, Telecom Italia Shares Rise

Marks & Spencer Profit Advances as Women's Wear, New Ads Win Back Shoppers

European Retail Sales Accelerate as Cheaper Oil Bolsters Consumer Spending

German Industrial Production Declines for the First Time in Three Months

Teva Profit Doubles, Beating Estimates, on New Products, Purchase of Ivax

U.S. Headlines (via

Pimco, Advantus Push Bondholder Protection Against Kravis, Blackstone LBOs

Fed's Pianalto Says Economy to Withstand Housing Slump; Inflation to Slow

Toll Brothers Revenue Declines as Glut of Homes on Market Depresses Orders

Emerson Electric Profit Rises 26 Percent on Sales to Oil and Gas Industryelection2006

General Motors Says Third-Quarter Loss Was $24 Million Less Than Reported

Election Pits Voter Anger at Republicans Against Their Money, Turnout Edge