(New York) US stock futures are down sharply coming into Monday, suggesting the possibility of a sell-off. The Dow is down 4.5 percent from its record high two weeks ago, losing 300 points and 2.1 percent just last week.
Overseas markets took a hit today. Japan's Nikkei index fell 297.58 points today, or 1.84 percent, to 15,857.87, while India's BSE Sensex closed with a loss of 457 points, or 4.34 percnt.
At one point trading on the Sensex had to be temporarily shut down because the index hit an automtic tigger when losses exceeded 10 percent.
In Europe London's FTSE is 0.7 percent lower, while Paris and Frankfurt are down about 1% in mid-day trading.