Not much going on this morning.
European markets are up after German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to back the European Central Bank’s bond-buying plans.
Asian markets ended higher.
At 9:55 a.m. ET, the University of Michigan will release the preliminary August reading of its Consumer Sentiment Index. The reading is expected to bet 72.2, down a bit from July’s 72.3.
At 10 a.m. ET, the Conference Board will release its index of leading economic indicators for July, which is expected to have risen by 0.2%.
The national average price of gasoline is up six-tenths of a cent to $3.716 per gallon.
0955 ET Early-Aug U.S. consumer confidence index (University of Michigan) expected unchanged at 72.3, July -0.9 to 72.3.
1000 ET July leading indicators expected +0.2% m/m, June -0.3% m/m.