U.S. stock futures edged higher as investors looked past quarterly results from financial companies to earnings reports from other sectors of the economy.
S&P 500 futures rose 0.4% and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.3%. Changes in futures don’t necessarily predict moves after the markets open.
The U.K.’s FTSE 100 was lower by 0.3%. Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly fell as France’s CAC 40 lost 0.5%, the FTSE 250 shed 0.4% and Germany’s DAX lost 0.4%.
The Swiss franc, the euro, and the British pound gained 0.4%, 0.3%, and 0.3% respectively against the U.S. dollar.
In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude remained flat, at $106.32 a barrel. Gold slipped 0.2% to $1,706.00 a troy ounce.