U.S. Stock Futures Tick Lower
U.S. stock futures slipped and global indexes wavered a day
after Wall Street logged its best day since June.
S&P 500 futures were down 0.4% and Dow Jones Industrial
Average futures fell 0.3%. The contracts don't necessarily predict
moves after the opening bell.
Europe stocks climbed Tuesday for a two-day winning streak. The
Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.1% in morning trade as gains in
communication services and information technology sectors were
muted by losses in materials and consumer discretionary
Taylor Wimpey jumped 3.4% for a two-session run of gains.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 gained 0.1%. Other stock indexes in Europe
also mostly climbed as France's CAC 40 edged up 0.1%, the U.K.'s
FTSE 250 gained 0.3% and Germany's DAX added 0.1%.
The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound depreciated 0.3%
against the U.S. dollar.
In commodities, Brent crude was down 1.2% to $62.94 a barrel.
Gold also slipped 0.5% to $1,715 a troy ounce.
German 10-year bund yields rose to minus 0.325% and 10-year
gilts yields were up to 0.762%. 10-year U.S. Treasury yields
slipped to 1.420% from 1.444% on Monday. Bond yields move inversely
Indexes in Asia mostly fell as Hong Kong's Hang Seng was lower
1.1% after trading higher 1% during the session, Japan's Nikkei 225
index shed 0.9% after gaining 0.6% earlier, and China's benchmark
Shanghai Composite lost 1.2%.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
March 02, 2021 04:05 ET (09:05 GMT)
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