US Futures Rise, European Stocks Mixed Ahead of Jobs Data

In the U.S. futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.1% and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.2%. Changes in futures do not necessarily predict movements after the opening bell.

In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 was flat in morning trading. Johnson Matthey added 11% and THG rose 3.2%. On the other hand, bioMerieux slipped 6.2%, and DocMorris sunk 4.1%. The FTSE 100 added 0.3%. Other stocks in Europe were down as France’s CAC 40 decreased 0.2% and Germany’s DAX dropped 0.1%.

The Wall Street Journal Dollar Index fell 0.1% to 98.09.

In commodities, Brent crude gained 0.4% to $87.22 a barrel, and WTI crude climbed 0.4% to $84.00 a barrel.

The German 10-year Bund yield climbed by 3 basis points to 2.491% from 2.465%, and the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury was flat at 4.112%. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Stocks in Asia were mixed as Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.3%, whereas Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 0.5%. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite climbed 0.4%.

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