ETF Preview: ETFs, Futures In Red Following Jobless Claims, Trade Data; Caution Ahead of Friday's Nonfarm Payrolls

April 2, 2015 1:30 PM

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Most broad-market exchange-traded funds, including SPY, IWM, IVV and others, were edging lower ahead of Thursday's open and the Easter holiday weekend. Meanwhile, actively traded PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) was down 0.1%.

U.S. stock futures were also in negative territory, holding on to losses following a report that weekly jobless claims fell by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000 versus expectations for claims to rise to 285,000 from 282,000 in the prior week. This was the the second-lowest number of claims sin...

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