Equities Sharply Higher Ahead up Jobless Claims
Equity markets dropped at the final hour yesterday when news reports indicated that China was reluctant to buy European debt. This morning the reverse has happened: global equities are up and stock futures are sharply higher after China called Europe a key investment market.
Ninety minutes before the opening bell, Dow futures are up 184 points to 10,105 and S&P 500 futures are 24.80 points higher at 1,086.00.
WTI crude oil is up $1.83 to $73.34 per barrel, and Spot Gold is up $1.50 to $1,213.30.
Stocks in China, Japan, and Hong Kong are all up more than 1%, while London’s FTSE 100 is up 1.86% and France’s CAC-40 is up 2.10%.
Key Events Today:
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