US STOCKS-Futures flat after volatile week, oil drops again

viernes 13 de marzo de 2015 07:46 GYT

* S&P may be poised for third straight weekly decline

* Consumer sentiment data on tap after market open

* FXCM rallies in premarket after strong results

* Futures up: Dow 6 pts, S&P 0.25 pt, Nasdaq 2.5 pts (Updates prices)

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as investors held off on making bets following a volatile week that was marked by sharp swings in both directions.

The benchmark S&P 500 posted its biggest one-day gain since early February on Thursday, a rally that offset the biggest one-day loss since early January on Tuesday.

Equities have recently been driven by the U.S. dollar, with the S&P having a high inverse correlation to the currency. Thursday's equity rally corresponded with the biggest one-day drop in the U.S. dollar index in a month.

The dollar index has risen almost 2 percent this week, and is on track for a fourth week of gains. Investors see the continued strength in the greenback as a threat to multinational corporate profits. The index rose 0.1 percent on Friday.   Continuación...