Asian markets and U.S. stock futures were mostly down in early Friday trading.

Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 48.55 points, or 0.24%, to 20,096.04. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng was also down, 5.70 points, or 0.02%, at 26,734.51. Stocks were 0.37% higher in Singapore at 3,305.34.

In U.S. stock futures overnight, Dow futures were down 0.02%. Nasdaq futures were down 0.22% and S&P futures were up, 0.01%.

Gold futures were down $0.80, or 0.06%, to $1,251.30, while oil futures were down 0.83%.

On Wall Street Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.13% lower, at 21,611.78. The S&P 500 was also down, 0.02%, to 2,473.45. The Nasdaq rose, 0.08%, to close at 6,390.00.