Futures mark time ahead of jobs report

|By:, SA News Editor

Stock index futures are up slightly ahead of the nonfarm payrolls report due at 8:30 ET. Expectations are for job gains of 218K and a tick up in the unemployment rate to 6.4%.

Europe continues to gain following the ECB's move into negative rate territory yesterday. Again, it's the periphery leading the way, with Spain (EWPahead 1.2% and Italy (EWIup 0.8% vs. the broader Stoxx 50 (FEZup 0.5%.

Asia was little-changed overnight.

THe 10-year Treasury yield is down one basis point at 2.57% and gold is flat at $1,252 per ounce.

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