U.S. Stock Futures Post Modest Gains
U.S. stock futures nudged up after Wall Street indexes took a
leg lower amid worries about the possibility of higher
S&P 500 futures were up 0.2% and futures tied to the Dow
Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2%. The contracts don't necessarily
predict movements after the markets open.
Europe stocks declined Friday. The Stoxx Europe 600 was down
0.2% in morning trade. The consumer-staples and
information-echnology sectors posted the main losses while the
communication-services and materials sectors rose.
Vivendi added 2.6% for a two-day winning streak.
Viscofan slipped 3.3%.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 shed 0.3%. Other stock indexes in Europe
also mostly fell as France's CAC 40 was lower 0.2%, the U.K.'s FTSE
250 lost 0.2% and Germany's DAX was lower 0.3%.
The euro and the British pound gained 0.3% against the U.S.
dollar and the Swiss franc was mostly flat against the U.S. dollar,
with 1 franc buying $1.09.
In commodities, Brent crude strengthened 0.7% to $65.87 a
barrel. Gold was also up 0.2% to $1,785.20 a troy ounce.
German 10-year bund yields strengthened to minus 0.248%and
10-year gilts yields were up to 0.745%. The yield on 10-year U.S.
Treasury rose to 1.567% from 1.554%. Bond yields move in the
opposite directions to prices.
Stocks in Asia were mixed as Hong Kong's Hang Seng climbed 0.7%
and China's benchmark Shanghai Composite rose 0.3%, whereas Japan's
Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6%.
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April 23, 2021 03:58 ET (07:58 GMT)
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