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US Equity Futures Slip ahead of Earnings, Data

October 21, 2021 3:39 am (Eastern Standard Time)

US equity futures fell before revenue reports and economic indicators such as unemployed billing and home sales surged.

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. Stocks Europe 600 fell 0.5% in the morning trading. While the healthcare sector rose, consumer staples and the energy sector posted major losses.

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

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

In 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 gilt yields, was up to 1.165%. The US Treasury’s 10-year yield has risen from 1.635% to 1.569%. Bond yields move in the opposite direction of price.

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

The trader worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.


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