SH: DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE FUTURES FALL AS TRADERS TURN TO RUSSIA
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures are signaling another down day for stocks, as geopolitical risks continue to dominate the conversation ahead of the long Easter weekend. Most notably, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Russia today to discuss the situation in Syria. Oil prices are gaining ahead of today's report on domestic crude inventories, with May-dated crude futures up 0.3% at $53.58 per barrel. On the economic front, import prices declined 0.2% in March, matching expectations. Still, if the Dow and its index peers struggle once again, it could be another big day for the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX).