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RegMed Daily, Pre-Open, 11/2/11, futures are flat, markets looking slightly up

Good morning! Here’s what you … might need to know to start the day … To understand the gyrations in the RegMed universe’s market!  It might provide food for thought … and portfolio awareness.

                                   

Stock futures were little changed on Wednesday, as investors awaited the conclusion of a meeting of Fed policy makers and kept a close eye on developments in Greece. Futures on the Dow gained 14 points to 11,696 and those on the S&P’s 500 stock index rose 0.2 point to 1,224.80, while Nasdaq 100 futures slipped 1 point to 2,302.50.

EU stocks rose on Wednesday, rebounding from the previous session’s steep losses.  Asian shares ended off lows on Wednesday, while Hong Kong and Shanghai advanced.