U.S. stock futures edged up ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that could yield clues as to when the central bank will begin scaling back its asset purchases.
S&P 500 futures gained 0.3% and futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2%. Changes in equity futures don’t necessarily predict movements after the markets open.
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.2% in morning trade as gains in energy and real-estate sectors were offset by losses in utilities and healthcare sectors.
John Wood Group