Stock Futures Waver After S&P 500, Asian Shares Decline
U.S. stock futures meandered around the flatline, after major
indexes pulled back as investors sold government bonds along with
shares of technology companies.
S&P 500 futures traded mostly flat and futures tied to the
Dow Jones Industrial Average were flat. Changes in futures don't
necessarily predict market moves after the markets open.
Europe stocks crept higher for a four-day run of gains. The
pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.1%, and was at its highest
level in a year, with gains in communication services and consumer
discretionary sectors offset by losses in consumer staples and
information technology sectors.
The FTSE 100 was broadly flat. France's CAC 40 rose 0.1%, U.K.'s
FTSE 250 added 0.1% and Germany's DAX meandered around the flat
The euro and the British pound were up 0.2% against the U.S.
dollar and the Swiss franc was mostly flat, with 1 franc buying
In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude was up 0.9%
at $64.72 a barrel. Gold remained flat, at $1,686.40 a troy
Indexes in Asia mostly fell, as Hong Kong's Hang Seng was 0.4%
lower, Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed 0.9% and China's benchmark
Shanghai Composite declined 0.4%.
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March 31, 2021 04:02 ET (08:02 GMT)
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