Stock Futures Edge Up Ahead of Retail Sales Data

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US retail sales for April, due at 8:30 am ET, are expected to increase 1% from the prior month

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European stocks advanced Tuesday for a three-session winning streak. The Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.9% in morning trade. Materials and energy sectors led gains while communication services and healthcare sectors lost ground.

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The UK’s FTSE 100 climbed 0.3%. Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly climbed as France’s CAC 40 added 0.8%, the UK’s FTSE 250 climbed 0.5% and Germany’s DAX gained 0.9%.

The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound strengthened 0.2%, 0.3% and 0.6% respectively against the US dollar.
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In commodities, Brent crude fell 0.2% to $114.05 a barrel. Gold rose 0.6% to $1,825.70 a troy ounce.

German 10-year bund yields were up to 1.004% and the yield on 10-year UK government debt known as gilts rose to 1.824%. The yield on 10-year US Treasury strengthened to 2.920% from 2.877%. Yields move inversely to bond prices.

In Asia, indexes mostly climbed as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 2.6%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4%, and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite rose 0.6% after falling as much as 0.5% during the session.

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

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