After the S&P 500’s 55th record this year, US equity futures have changed little.
S&P 500 futures fell less than 0.1% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 futures added 0.1%. Changes in stock futures do not necessarily predict movement after the market opens.
In Europe, the Stocks Europe 600 rose 0.2% in morning trading as gains in the health and information technology sectors offset losses in consumer-oriented and energy sectors.
The UK FTSE 100 rose 0.1%. Other European stock indexes were mixed as France’s CAC 40 rose 0.5% and Germany’s DAX 0.2%, while the UK’s FTSE 250 rolled after flat.
The Swiss franc and the euro rose 0.1% and 0.2% respectively against the US dollar, with the pound sterling almost flat against the dollar and the pound buying at $1.38.
Among commodities, Brent crude was down 0.2% at $84.41 a barrel. Gold was up 0.6% at $1,792.90.
The German 10-year bond yield strengthened to minus 0.089% and the UK 10-year bond yield fell to 1.191%. The US Treasury’s 10-year yield rose to 1.684% from 1.674%. Yields are inversely proportional to bond prices.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 0.2%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.5%, then rose 0.3%, while China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.3%, so Asia’s index was mixed.
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