US equities are trading futures ahead of Wednesday’s Wall Street session.
Leading futures index suggests 1% gain
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On Tuesday, a late slide at big technology companies swept the indexing broadly, breaking the seven-day win streak for the S&P 500.
The lack of progress in negotiating more funding for the US economy, coupled with the Coronavirus epidemic and tensions between the US and China, have prompted investors to sell and lock in from recent gains, analysts said .
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Before trading commences, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is expected to say that consumer prices have increased by 0.3% in July, with monthly increases seen in June.
In Europe, London’s FTSE is up 0.8%, Germany’s DAX 0.1% and France’s CAC up 0.3%.
In Asia, Tokyo’s Nikkei index declined 0.4%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.4% and China’s Shanghai Composite declined 0.6%.
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The Wall Street reversal left the S&P 500 with a 0.8% loss at 3,333.69. Declines for big-name technology stocks such as Apple and Microsoft, higher losses in healthcare and communications stocks, gains in financial, industrial and energy companies.
Tech stocks have outpaced the rest of the market this year as investors believe they can succeed in a home-based economy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.4% and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.7%.
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Benchmark US crude oil for September delivery rose 61 cents to $ 42.21 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell 0.8% to $ 41.61 a barrel on Tuesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.