NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock index futures were trading lower Monday in the absence of any major domestic economic drivers.
Watch the video below to see how European markets are faring in midday trading Monday:
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The cease-fire deal between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces appeared to be largely holding in Eastern Ukraine a day after shelling and clashes threatened the agreement, according to The Associated Press.
U.S. stock markets climbed on Friday to end the shortened, holiday week higher by 0.2% as weaker-than-expected jobs growth minimized worries the Federal Reserve would hike rates sooner than later. It was the S&P's fifth straight week of gains. On Thursday, the major indices touch fresh intraday highs after the European Central Bank fulfilled market hopes with its version of a quantitative easing program.
The defensive staples and utilities sectors, each up 0.8%, led the index last week. Energy posted the largest decline, down 1.5%. The Russell 2000 fell 0.4% last week and remains 3.2% off its March high.