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Futures Unchanged Monday

Manulife, Barrick in Focus

Futures for Canada's main stock index was muted on Monday, tracking lower commodity prices, while investors remained cautious ahead of crucial U.S. inflation data this week.

The TSX Composite charged ahead 85.8 points to end Friday at 21,005.44. On the week, the index fell nearly 80 points, or 0.38%.

March futures were flat Monday.

Earnings from Canada's largest insurer Manulife Financial, e-commerce platform Shopify and gold miner Barrick Gold, among others, this week are also in focus.

PrairieSky Royalty is set to report its quarterly earnings after the bell on Monday.


The TSX Venture Exchange sagged 1.78 points Friday to 547.71, for a loss on the week of eight points, or 1.4%.


U.S. stock futures hovered near the flatline early Monday following a record-setting week for the S&P 500.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrials index slipped 26 points, or 0.1%, to 38,722.

Futures for the S&P 500 reversed 0.75 points at 5,025.50.

Futures for the NASDAQ dropped five points to 18.034.25.

The major averages are coming off their fifth straight week of gains. The S&P 500 added 1.4%, and NASDAQ Composite jumped 2.3%. The Dow edged fractionally higher.

Some 61 names in the S&P 500 are set to report earnings in the week ahead, including gig economy stocks Lyft, Instacart and DoorDash. Companies such as AutoNation, Kraft Heinz, Hasbro and Coca-Cola will also shed light on the state of the U.S. consumer.

Traders will also watch out for the latest level on the consumer price index — or CPI, a key inflationary gauge — set to be released on Tuesday morning. More key economic data is expected on Thursday and Friday, including January’s reading on retail sales, production, imports and exports, housing starts and the producer price index, or PPI.

Most of Asia was shuttered for the Lunar New Year.

Oil prices fell 83 cents to $76.01 U.S. a barrel.

Gold prices stepped back $3.40 to $2,045.30 U.S. an ounce.