It looks like U.S. stock markets could hold their ground Friday after sharp sell-offs in the previous session, but investors remain cautious due to the ongoing federal shutdown and an approaching debt ceiling.
U.S. stock futures edged slightly higher early Friday morning.
The government's monthly jobs report, originally scheduled to come out Friday morning, will not be released due to the shutdown. This release is among the most influential economic reports in the world and tends to set the market tone.
Investors also continue to worry about the U.S. hitting its debt ceiling. Failure to raise the debt limit is likely to have a significant impact on the global economy, as well as stocks, bonds and currency markets.
Meanwhile, Twitter filed public documents on its $1 billion initial public offering after the bell on Thursday, revealing that it's still unprofitable.
European markets were mixed in morning trading.
The Shanghai Stock Exchange was closed for the National Day celebration.
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