US equity futures slip ahead of earnings, data

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US equity futures fell ahead of revenue reports and economic indicators such as jobless billing and home sales rose.

S&P 500 futures fell 0.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 futures fell 0.2%. Futures changes do not necessarily predict movement after the opening bell.

European stocks fell on Thursday. Shares Europe 600 fell 0.5% in morning trading. While the healthcare sector grew, consumer staples and the energy sector posted major losses.

The UK FTSE 100 fell 0.5%. France’s CAC 40 is down 0.6%, the UK’s FTSE 250 is down 0.4%, and Germany’s DAX is down 0.5%, so other European stock indexes are down nearly as well.

The Swiss franc, euro and pound sterling fell 0.1%, 0.2% and 0.2%, respectively, against the US dollar.

Among commodities, international benchmark Brent crude fell 0.6% to $85.28 a barrel. Gold also fell 0.2% to $1,781.80 per troy ounce.

Yields on German 10-year bonds rose to minus 0.116%, and 10-year UK government debt, known as the gilt yield, was up to 1.165%. The 10-year yield of the US Treasury has risen from 1.635% to 1.569%. Bond yields move in the opposite direction of price.

China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite index fell 0.2%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 0.8% and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.9%, with Asian stocks mixed.

Trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

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