U.S. stock futures edged down a day after Wall Street closed at records on signs of an economic rebound.

S&P 500 futures fell 0.4% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures declined 0.3%. Changes in equity futures don't necessarily predict market moves after the opening bell.

European stocks advanced Tuesday for a two-session winning streak. The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.7% in morning trade, and it is at its highest level in a year. The communication-services and information-technology sectors led gains.

The U.K.'s FTSE 100 rose 1.1%. Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly climbed as France's CAC 40 added 0.5%, the U.K.'s FTSE 250 climbed 1% and Germany's DAX gained 0.8%.

The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound lost 0.2%, 0.1% and 0.2% respectively against the U.S. dollar.

In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude strengthened 0.9% to $62.72 a barrel. Gold was flat, at $1,729.60 a troy ounce.

The yield on German 10-year bunds was up to minus 0.308% and the yield on 10-year gilts rose to 0.825%. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys fell to 1.707% from 1.718%. Yields move inversely to bond prices.

Indexes in Asia mostly slipped as Japan's Nikkei 225 index was lower 1.3% and China's benchmark Shanghai Composite was broadly flat.

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