As the greenback rolls into a new downtrend, assets like metal producers are perking up.
After the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at all time highs, US markets are set to open unchanged.
Earnings and recent data out of the US, Europe and China indicate a slowdown.
Despite the stock market's steadfast resistance to drop, and the Federal Reserve's cheap money, the real economy is succumbing to a new downturn.
UK employment data came in weaker than expected as investors also begin to worry about the effects of central banks easing measures.
In focus this morning are major financial institutions' quarterly results and a slew of upcoming economic data.
Although this sector has improved lately, it has been fighting headwinds from the tepid global economic growth.
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