March 28 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index futures were trading modestly higher on Tuesday as investors looked past President Donald Trump’s setback on healthcare reform to his planned stimulus policies.
June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.04 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
Canada’s main stock index advanced on Monday, helped by strength in gold-mining shares amid heightened demand for safe-haven assets like precious metals.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.05 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.03 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.1 percent.
No major economic releases are scheduled in Canada.
Russian diamond miner Alrosa is not interested in buying Canada’s Dominion Diamond Corp,, Alrosa’s Chief Executive Sergey Ivanov said.
ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Detour Gold Corp: RBC cuts target price to C$20 from C$23; rating “sector perform”
Heroux-Devtek Inc: Raymond James cuts target price to C$13 from C$14.50
Newcastle Gold Ltd: Canaccord Genuity starts coverage with “speculative buy” rating; C$1.50 target price
COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET
Gold futures: $1254.20; -0.12 percent
US crude: $48.13; +0.84 percent
Brent crude: $51.15; +0.79 percent
LME 3-month copper: $5803; +0.75 percent
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON TUESDAY
08:30 Advance goods trade balance for Feb: Prior -$68.84 bln
08:30 Advance Wholesale Inventory for Feb: Prior -0.3
08:30 Advance Retail Inventory Ex Auto for Feb: Prior 0.0
09:00 CaseShiller 20 MM SA for Jan: Expected 0.7 pct; Prior 0.9 pct
09:00 CaseShiller 20 MM NSA for Jan: Prior 0.3 pct
09:00 CaseShiller 20 YY for Jan: Expected 5.6 pct; Prior 5.6 pct
10:00 Consumer Confidence for Mar: Expected 114.0; Prior 114.8
10:00 Rich Fed Comp. Index for Mar: Prior 17
10:00 Rich Fed, Services Index for Mar: Prior 15
10:00 Rich Fed Manufacturing Shipments for Mar: Prior 16
10:30 Texas Service Sector Outlook for Mar: Prior 15.6
10:30 Dallas Fed Services Revenue for Mar: Prior 14.1
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$1= C$1.34 Reporting by Nikhil Kumar; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila
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