Stock Futures Tick Lower After S&P 500 Closes At Record

Stock Futures Tick Lower After S&P 500 Closes At Record

U.S. stock futures edged lower Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to end the week with muted gains after earlier notching its ninth record closing high for 2021.

Futures on the S&P 500 ticked 0.2% lower and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.2%. Changes in equity futures don’t necessarily predict market moves after the opening bell.

The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys held at 1.157%, where it closed Thursday. Yields move inversely to bond prices.

Overseas, the Stoxx Europe 600 edged down 0.2%. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 shed 0.3%.

The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound dropped 0.1% against the U.S. dollar.

In commodities, Brent crude fell 0.9% to $60.60 a barrel. Gold fell 0.7% to $1,813.40 a troy ounce.

The German 10-year bund yield was at minus 0.453% and the U.K. 10-year gilts yield was at 0.482%.

In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.1%. Markets in China, Hong Kong and South Korea were closed.

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

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 12, 2021 03:57 ET (08:57 GMT)

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