S&P 500 futures were unchanged and futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.1%. Nasdaq-100 futures edged up 0.3%. Changes in equity futures don’t necessarily predict moves after the opening bell.
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 climbed 0.4% in morning trade, and it is at its highest level in a year. Consumer staples and information technology sectors led gains while materials and energy sectors lost ground.
The U.K.’s FTSE 100 added 0.4%. Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly climbed as France’s CAC 40 rose 0.2%, the U.K.’s FTSE 250 gained 0.4% and Germany’s DAX gained 0.5%.
The British pound was down 0.4% against the U.S. dollar, with 1 pound buying $1.38. Meanwhile, the Swiss franc and the euro traded flat against the U.S. dollar.
In commodities, Brent crude slipped 0.9% to $68.24 a barrel. Gold remained flat, at $1,728.40 a troy ounce.
German 10-year bund yields were down to minus 0.333% and yields on 10-year U.K. government debt known as gilts declined to 0.797%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield edged down to 1.608% from 1.609% on Monday. Yields move inversely to prices.
In Asia, indexes mostly climbed as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.7%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.5%, and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite rose 0.8%.
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