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U.S. Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Yellen's Testimony

01/19/2021 | 03:59am EDT

U.S. stock futures and international indexes were broadly higher Tuesday ahead of Janet Yellen's testimony before a Senate committee where she is expected to support higher spending on coronavirus relief.

Futures tied to the S&P 500 gained 0.6%, and contracts linked to the Nasdaq-100 advanced 0.9%.

The Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.4% in morning trade. Energy and industrials sectors led gains while the consumer discretionary sector lost ground.

EasyJet added 2.7%. John Wood Group declined 3.1%.

The U.K.'s FTSE 100, which is dominated by large international businesses, rose 0.6%.

Other stock markets in Europe also mostly climbed as France's CAC 40 climbed 0.4%, the U.K.'s FTSE 250 added 0.2% and Germany's DAX gained 0.4%.

The Swiss franc and the euro were up 0.2% against the U.S. dollar and the British pound was flat against the dollar, with 1 pound buying $1.36.

In commodities, Brent crude oil was up 0.9% to $55.22 a barrel. Gold also gained 0.7% to $1,842.60 a troy ounce.

German 10-year bund yields strengthened to minus 0.517% from minus 0.524% and the yield on U.K. 10-year gilts rose to 0.295% from 0.292%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield gained to 1.111% from 1.090%. Yields move in the opposite direction from prices.

Indexes in Asia were mixed as Hong Kong's Hang Seng climbed 2% and Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 1.4%, whereas China's benchmark Shanghai Composite lost 0.8%.

An artificial-intelligence tool was used in creating this article.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

01-19-21 0358ET

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / EURO (AUD/EUR) -0.21% 0.62164 Delayed Quote.-0.71%
CAC 40 0.77% 6582.09 Real-time Quote.17.66%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / EURO (CAD/EUR) 0.27% 0.673714 Delayed Quote.4.94%
DAX 0.20% 15548.67 Delayed Quote.13.12%
DJ INDUSTRIAL -0.24% 35058.52 Delayed Quote.14.83%
EASYJET PLC 4.19% 884.3095 Delayed Quote.2.34%
EURO / BRITISH POUND (EUR/GBP) -0.14% 0.85032 Delayed Quote.-4.43%
FTSE 100 0.15% 7005.93 Delayed Quote.8.29%
FTSE MID 250 INDEX 0.69% 23033.38 Delayed Quote.11.66%
HANG SENG 1.55% 25426.32 Real-time Quote.-8.05%
JOHN WOOD GROUP PLC 1.14% 221.1 Delayed Quote.-29.53%
LONDON BRENT OIL 0.11% 74.81 Delayed Quote.44.49%
MSCI UNITED KINGDOM (STRD) 0.04% 1138.911 Real-time Quote.10.42%
NASDAQ 100 -1.12% 14956.971143 Delayed Quote.17.36%
NASDAQ COMP. -1.21% 14660.575708 Delayed Quote.15.15%
NIKKEI 225 -1.39% 27581.66 Real-time Quote.1.92%
S&P 500 -0.47% 4401.46 Delayed Quote.17.74%
S&P GSCI CRUDE OIL INDEX 0.25% 395.3194 Delayed Quote.47.67%
S&P UNITED KINGDOM (PDS) 0.08% 1395.43 Delayed Quote.8.89%
S&P/CITIC 300 INDEX -0.04% 4286.11 Delayed Quote.-7.13%
S&P/CITIC 50 INDEX -0.05% 4068.01 Delayed Quote.-14.03%
STOXX EUROPE 600 0.38% 460.38 Delayed Quote.14.94%
WTI 0.19% 72.105 Delayed Quote.49.57%
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