U.S. Stock Futures Tick Lower to Start the Week
U.S. stock futures edged down to start the week ahead of another
batch of earnings reports from major corporations.
S&P 500 futures fell 0.1% and futures on the Dow Jones
Industrial Average slipped 0.2%. Changes in futures don't
necessarily predict movements after the opening bell.
Europe stocks climbed Monday for a five-day winning streak. The
Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.2% in morning trade, and it is at its
highest level in a year as gains in the communication-services and
information-technology sectors were tempered by losses in the
industrials and real-estate sectors.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 was largely flat. Other stock indexes in
Europe also mostly climbed as France's CAC 40 gained 0.2%, the
U.K.'s FTSE 250 added 0.2% and Germany's DAX gained 0.2%.
The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound strengthened
0.1%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively against the U.S. dollar.
In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude declined
0.5% to $66.45 a barrel. Gold was flat, at $1,779.70 a troy
German 10-year bund yields were down to minus 0.263% and 10-year
U.K. government debt known as gilts yields declined to 0.754%. The
yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury fell to 1.564% from 1.571%. Bond
yields move in the opposite directions to prices.
Stocks in Asia mostly climbed as Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.5%
after falling as much as 0.5% earlier, Japan's Nikkei 225 index was
broadly flat, and China's benchmark Shanghai Composite climbed
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
April 19, 2021 04:06 ET (08:06 GMT)
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