U.S. Stock Futures Edge Up Ahead of Bank Earnings
U.S. stock futures edged up ahead of the beginning of corporate
earnings season, with several major banks set to report before the
Futures on the S&P 500 gained 0.1% and Dow Jones Industrial
Average futures traded flat. Changes in equity futures don't
necessarily predict market moves after the markets open.
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.2% in morning trade as
gains in healthcare and consumer discretionary sectors were
balanced by losses in information technology and real-estate
The U.K.'s FTSE 100, which is dominated by large international
businesses, added 0.1%. Other stock indexes in Europe were mixed as
France's CAC 40 climbed 0.4%, Germany's DAX gained 0.1% and the
U.K.'s FTSE 250 slipped 0.1%.
The Swiss franc and the British pound were up 0.1% and 0.2%
respectively against the U.S. dollar and the euro was mostly flat
against the dollar, with 1 euro buying $1.20.
In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude was up 1.1%
to $64.38 a barrel. Gold remained flat, at $1,746.80 a troy
German 10-year bund yields fell to minus 0.295% and the yield on
U.K. 10-year gilts slipped to 0.774%. 10-year U.S. Treasury yields
rose to 1.635% from 1.622%. Bond yields move inversely to
Indexes in Asia were mixed as Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.4%
and China's benchmark Shanghai Composite gained 0.6%, whereas
Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed 0.4%.
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April 14, 2021 04:02 ET (08:02 GMT)
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