Stock Futures Slip With Earnings Season Set to Begin

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JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock and Delta Air Lines results ahead of the opening bell

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European shares fell on Wednesday, with two days of losses. The Stockx Europe 600 was down 0.4% in morning trade, dragged down by declines in the healthcare and real-estate sectors.

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The UK’s FTSE 100 was down 0.5%. Other stock indices in Europe also slipped mostly as France’s CAC 40 fell 0.5%, the UK’s FTSE 250 fell 0.2% and Germany’s DAX 0.2%.

The Swiss franc, euro and British pound gained 0.1%, 0.2% and 0.2%, respectively, against the US dollar.

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Among commodities, Brent crude fell 0.2% to $83.25 a barrel. Gold rose 0.2% to $1,762.70 per troy ounce.

The German 10-year Bund yield fell to minus 0.092% and the UK 10-year Gilt yield fell to 1.148%. The yield on the 10-year US Treasury rose to 1.589% from 1.579%. Yields move inversely to prices.

The index in Asia was mixed. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was down 0.3% and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite rose 0.9% after falling 0.4% earlier.

—An artificial-intelligence device was used in the making of this article.

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