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U.S. Stock Futures Inch Up Ahead of Jobless Data

04/08/2021 | 01:58am EDT

U.S. stock futures ticked higher ahead of a weekly update on new applications for jobless benefits.

S&P 500 futures were up 0.4% and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average strengthened 0.2%. Futures on the technology-heavy Nasdaq-100 added 0.7%. The contracts don't necessarily predict market moves after the markets open.

In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.3% in morning trade, and it is at its highest level in a year. The information-technology and communication-services sectors led gains while the consumer-staples and consumer-discretionary sectors lost ground.

The Sage Group jumped 2.2% for a five-session winning streak.

Carnival fell 2.8% snapping a three-day run of gains and SSP Group slipped 2.7%.

The U.K.'s FTSE 100 climbed 0.3%. Other stock in Europe were mixed as France's CAC 40 rose 0.4% and Germany's DAX gained 0.3%, whereas the U.K.'s FTSE 250 edged down 0.1%.

The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound were up 0.1%, 0.1% and 0.3% respectively against the U.S. dollar.

In commodities, Brent crude was down 0.4% to $62.90 a barrel. Gold was up 0.2% to $1,744.70 a troy ounce.

German 10-year bund yields were down to minus 0.323% and 10-year U.K. government debt known as gilts yields strengthened to 0.785%. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury edged up to 1.659% from 1.653%. Bond yields and prices move inversely.

Indexes in Asia were mixed as Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.2% and China's benchmark Shanghai Composite was flat, rising 0.1% after declining 0.6% earlier, whereas Japan's Nikkei 225 index was broadly flat, losing 0.1% after falling 0.7%.

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04-08-21 0358ET

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / BRITISH POUND (AUD/GBP) -0.34% 0.55402 Delayed Quote.-1.19%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / EURO (AUD/EUR) -0.16% 0.63955 Delayed Quote.1.64%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / SWISS FRANC (AUD/CHF) -0.38% 0.7028 Delayed Quote.3.45%
BRITISH POUND / EURO (GBP/EUR) 0.19% 1.15432 Delayed Quote.2.93%
BRITISH POUND / SWISS FRANC (GBP/CHF) -0.04% 1.26822 Delayed Quote.4.87%
CAC 40 -0.13% 6161.68 Real-time Quote.11.13%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / BRITISH POUND (CAD/GBP) -0.50% 0.57916 Delayed Quote.1.26%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / EURO (CAD/EUR) -0.30% 0.668646 Delayed Quote.4.24%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / SWISS FRANC (CAD/CHF) -0.52% 0.73446 Delayed Quote.6.18%
CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC -5.77% 27.605 Delayed Quote.35.27%
CHINESE YUAN RENMINBI / SWISS FRANC (CNY/CHF) -0.23% 0.140876 Delayed Quote.4.06%
DANISH KRONE / SWISS FRANC (DKK/CHF) 0.10% 14.721 Delayed Quote.2.23%
DAX -0.13% 15215 Delayed Quote.11.05%
DJ INDUSTRIAL -0.32% 33692.84 Delayed Quote.10.44%
EURO / BRITISH POUND (EUR/GBP) -0.20% 0.86625 Delayed Quote.-2.85%
EURO / SWISS FRANC (EUR/CHF) -0.23% 1.09867 Delayed Quote.1.77%
FTSE 100 -0.39% 6889.12 Delayed Quote.7.05%
FTSE MID 250 INDEX -0.44% 22153.55 Delayed Quote.8.60%
HANG SENG -0.98% 28414.56 Real-time Quote.5.38%
HONGKONG-DOLLAR / SWISS FRANC (HKD/CHF) -0.23% 11.872 Delayed Quote.4.06%
INDIAN RUPEE / BRITISH POUND (INR/GBP) -0.74% 0.009694 Delayed Quote.-2.53%
INDIAN RUPEE / EURO (INR/EUR) -0.48% 0.01119 Delayed Quote.0.39%
INDIAN RUPEE / SWISS FRANC (INR/CHF) -0.73% 0.012291 Delayed Quote.2.16%
JAPANESE YEN / SWISS FRANC (JPY/CHF) -0.04% 0.8434 Delayed Quote.-1.73%
LONDON BRENT OIL -0.22% 63.14 Delayed Quote.22.48%
NASDAQ 100 -0.38% 13789.957905 Delayed Quote.7.42%
NASDAQ COMP. -0.53% 13824.675195 Delayed Quote.7.85%
NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR / SWISS FRANC (NZD/CHF) -0.48% 0.64819 Delayed Quote.2.31%
NIKKEI 225 -0.77% 29538.73 Real-time Quote.8.47%
RUSSIAN ROUBLE / SWISS FRANC (RUB/CHF) -0.23% 0.011937 Delayed Quote.-0.23%
S&P 500 -0.20% 4120.55 Delayed Quote.9.92%
S&P/CITIC 300 INDEX -1.66% 4374.13 Delayed Quote.-3.17%
S&P/CITIC 50 INDEX -1.15% 4426.38 Delayed Quote.-3.99%
SAGE GROUP PLC -0.80% 647 Delayed Quote.12.06%
SINGAPORE-DOLLAR / SWISS FRANC (SGD/CHF) -0.23% 0.6879 Delayed Quote.2.88%
SSP GROUP PLC 1.06% 324.8 Delayed Quote.17.02%
STOXX EUROPE 600 -0.46% 435.24 Delayed Quote.9.57%
STOXX EUROPE 600 NR -0.45% 965.11 Delayed Quote.10.22%
SWEDISH KRONA / SWISS FRANC (SEK/CHF) -0.70% 0.107615 Delayed Quote.0.66%
US DOLLAR / BRITISH POUND (USD/GBP) -0.27% 0.727553 Delayed Quote.-0.23%
US DOLLAR / EURO (USD/EUR) -0.07% 0.839983 Delayed Quote.2.68%
US DOLLAR / SWISS FRANC (USD/CHF) -0.31% 0.92278 Delayed Quote.4.51%
WTI 0.02% 59.552 Delayed Quote.23.95%
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