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U.S. stock futures ticked higher today!

Clear sign that the S&P 500 could regain some ground after five consecutive sessions of losses triggered by worries about how severe an economic downturn might be.

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The S&P 500 was recently up 0.8%. The Dow industrials advanced 0.6%, or about 220 points. The Nasdaq Composite gained 1.2%.

Nearly all of the S&P 500’s 11 sectors are in the green, barring shares of communication services firms.

The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rose to 3.466% from 3.407% late Wednesday as bond prices fell.

Futures tied to the S&P 500 gained 0.4%, while those tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.3%. Contracts tied to the Nasdaq-100 advanced 0.4%.

Yields on U.S. Treasury notes rose as the recent rally in the bond market stumbled. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note rose to 3.460%, from 3.407% Wednesday. Yields rise when bond prices fall. The yield on the two-year Treasury note, which reflects short-term interest-rate expectations, rose to 4.289%.

In Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rallied 3.4% on reports that the city could scrap its outdoor mask mandate and ease other Covid-19 restrictions. The Shanghai Composite ticked down 0.1%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.4%.

Oil prices rose, with Brent crude prices also on pace to break a five-session losing streak. Brent crude, the international benchmark for oil prices, rose 1.3% to $78.15 a barrel.

In Europe, the pan-continental Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.3%.


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