Futures for the S&P 500 rose by 0.1%, while futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 0.2%. However, it's important to note that changes in futures may not accurately predict post-opening bell movements.
In morning trading, the Stoxx Europe 600 experienced a decline of 0.5%. Notable performances include a 3.8% increase in shares of Koninklijke Philips and a 3% rise in alstria office REIT. Conversely, GN Store Nord dropped by 9.4% and Nibe Industrier Series B lost 8.6%. The FTSE 100 also experienced a decline of 0.5%. Other European stocks followed suit, as France's CAC 40 declined by 0.6% and Germany's DAX fell by 0.6%.
Currency and Commodities
The Wall Street Journal Dollar Index remained flat at 98.3.
In terms of commodities, Brent crude saw a climb of 0.4% to reach $83.81 per barrel, while WTI crude gained 0.4% to settle at $79.69 per barrel.
Germany's 10-year Bund yield rose by 4 basis points, reaching 2.694% from the previous mark of 2.652%. Similarly, the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury climbed by 4 basis points to 4.295% from the earlier value of 4.256%. It's worth noting that bond prices tend to move in the opposite direction to yields.
Stocks across Asia displayed mixed performances. Japan's Nikkei 225 index declined by 0.4%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.1%. In China, the benchmark Shanghai Composite climbed by 0.4%.
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