U.S. stock-index futures fell on Monday, indicating a lower start to trade on Wall Street as global shares fell ahead of the oil producers’ meeting in Algiers.
Dow futures fell 100 points, while S&P and Nasdaq futures dropped 9 points and 28 points, respectively.
Crude oil prices gained early on Monday, after media reports cited the Algerian energy minister saying all options were possible for an output cut or freeze among members of the oil-producing cartel OPEC. That came ahead of this week’s meeting of major oil-producing countries in Algeria. OPEC member countries will meet informally on the sidelines.
Globally, investors are also watching the upcoming debate between U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday evening. Recent polls have shown the two candidates neck-and-neck ahead of the election in November.
U.S. economic data due on Monday include monthly new home sales.