Stocks set to advance at the open

U.S. stocks were set for a higher open Friday morning as sentiment on the economy turned slightly more positive again following jobs data. Increasing commodity priced also helped. But expect a volatile session as is usually the case on a quadruple witching day.

The smartphone sector will be in focus today after BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIMM) reported results that beat Wall Street estimates but gave a disappointing outlook, and as Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) new iPhone launches today.

More here: Before the bell: Stocks poised for higher start as sentiment turns positive again
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DJIA 21,674.51 -76.22 -0.35%
NASDAQ 6,216.53 -5.39 -0.09%
S&P 500 2,425.55 -4.46 -0.18%
NIKKEI 225 19,470.41 -232.22 -1.18%
HANG SENG 27,047.57 -296.65 -1.08%
DAX 12,165.19 -38.27 -0.31%
USD (per EUR) 1.18 0.00 0.40%
USD (per CHF) 0.96 0.00 0.29%
JPY (per USD) 109.20 -0.12 -0.11%
GBP (per USD) 1.29 0.00 0.08%

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