U.S. stock futures declined Friday as investors reflected on the end to an extended winning streak on Wall Street, gold prices took another hit, and as diplomatic efforts over the crisis in Syria continued.
Ahead of the opening bell, Dow Jones industrial average index futures lost 0.02%, Standard & Poor's 500 index futures dipped 0.2% and Nasdaq index futures fell by a similar amount.
Wall Street closed slightly lower Thursday. The Dow fell 0.2% to close at 15,300.64. The S&P 500 index fell 0.3% to 1,683.42. The Nasdaq fell 0.2% to 3,715.97.
The major U.S. market indexes had traded in the green for over a week.
Gold prices for December delivery fell further Friday after taking a 2.4%, or $33 an ounce, hit in the prior session. Gold fell about 1.3%, or $18 an ounce.
A report in the Japanese newspaper Nikkei said that President Obama is set to name former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Nikkei cited unnamed sources for its report.
Benchmark oil for October delivery fell 8 cents to $107.31 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $1.04 to close at $108.60 a barrel on the Nymex on Thursday.
Tokyo's Nikkei benchmark index rose modestly, up 0.1%.