By Oliver Gray
Investing.com - U.S. stock futures were slightly lower during overnight trading Sunday, after the S&P 500 posted a third straight week of gains as market participants continue to monitor developments around the war in Ukraine and central banks' tightening plans.
Friday’s positive session came despite March’s employment report , which fell short of economists’ estimates. The U.S. economy added 431,000 jobs during the month, while estimates from Dow Jones called for 490,000.
Investors are also monitoring the latest developments in Ukraine as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Sunday that Western nations will impose further sanctions on Russia in the coming days.
Ahead in the week, the Federal Open Market Committee will publish the minutes from the central bank's March meeting, with traders paying special attention to any details on the Fed's plans to reduce its balance sheet. Any additional notes on the economic outlook for growth, inflation and interest rates will also be scrutinized.
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