Softly, softly does it

IT is pretty much an each way bet as to how the local market will open today but early indications are it will be a moderate start for stocks, buoyed by firm sessions in US and European markets on Friday.

At 6.54am (AEDT) the early indicator, the SPI 200 Futures Index was up eight points to 4163.

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed last week’s session 75.91 points or 0.