Stock futures fall at the start of the week

March 28, 2022 3:38 pm ET

US stock futures edged lower ahead of the first trading session of the week as investors took into account recent developments in the war in Ukraine and the central bank’s efforts to control inflation.

S&P 500 futures fell 0.2% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 0.2%. The contracts do not necessarily predict market movements after the opening bell.

European stocks climbed Monday for a two-day winning streak. The Stoxx Europe 600 was up 0.3% in morning trade. The real estate and healthcare sectors led gains, while the energy sector lost ground.

MERLIN Properties SOCIMI rose 6.3% for a two-day winning streak and Land Securities Group rose 3.2%.

The UK FTSE 100, dominated by large international companies, was broadly unchanged. Other equity indices in Europe mostly rose as France’s CAC 40 rose 0.2% after previously falling 0.7%, Britain’s FTSE 250 rose 0.2% and Germany’s DAX rose 1.4%.

The Swiss franc, euro and pound sterling fell 0.4%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively against the dollar.

In commodities, international benchmark Brent slipped 3.8% to $112.86 a barrel. Gold was also down 1% to $1,934.20 an ounce.

10-year German Bund yields rose to 0.595% and 10-year Gilt yields rose to 1.716%. US 10-year Treasury yields rose to 2.513% from 2.491%. Yields and prices move in opposite directions.

Stocks in Asia were mixed as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 1% after falling as much as 0.8% during the session and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite rose 0.1% after climbing 1.6% had fallen. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index lost 0.7%.

Traders worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 21, 2022.


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