Before the bell: S&P futures -0.16%, NASDAQ futures -0.23%

U.S. stock-index futures were slightly lower on Wednesday as Apple (AAPL) fell on concerns surrounding iPhone X’s large price tag ($999) and later than expected shipping date (November 3) and as North Korea showed a trademark defiance over new U.N. sanctions.

Global Stocks:

Nikkei 19,865.82 +89.20 +0.45%

Hang Seng 27,894.08 -78.16 -0.28%

Shanghai 3,385.54 +6.05 +0.18%

S&P/ASX 5,744.26 -2.18 -0.04%

FTSE 7,378.50 -22.19 -0.30%

CAC 5,211.61 +2.60 +0.05%

DAX 12,537.46 +12.69 +0.10%

Crude $48.69 (+0.95%)

Gold $1,336.90 (+0.32%)

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