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U.S. stock futures fluctuated from gains to losses and back again Thursday amid several headlines from China about the trade war. Treasury and European bonds increased.
Futures for the top three US stock markets had already reversed an earlier jump after Beijing pledged countermeasures to the next round of customs threatened by the White House. They came again when China later said it hopes the US can meet it halfway on trade. Optimal results from Walmart (NYSE 🙂 and Alibaba (NYSE 🙂 also helped ease the falls. The index fell. Earlier in Asia, most benchmarks fell, although Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks ended higher.
Treasury was driven, but gradually turned higher, with European bonds following. The dollar slipped as the pound and the euro strengthened. Gold swung.
- Futures on the S&P 500 index rose 0.2% per share. 7:35 pm New York time.
- The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 1.2%.
- The UK's FTSE 100 index fell 1.6%.
- The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.8%.
- The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.1%.
- The euro rose 0.1% to $ 1.1154.
- The British pound rose 0.4% to $ 1.2108.
- The Japanese yen dipped 0.1% to 106.01 per share. Dollar.
- The yield on 10-year government bonds fell five basis points to 1.53%.
- Yields on two-year government bonds fell by six basis points to 1.52%.
- Germany's 10-year yield dipped two basis points to -0.67%.
- The UK's 10-year yield fell by three basis points to 0.448%.
- Gold was slightly changed to $ 1,516.13 per share. Ounce.
- West Texas Middle Oil fell 1.6% to $ 54.34 per share. Barrel.
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