US futures indices are up on Monday (3), marking the first business day of May 2021. In April, the S&P 500 index rose 5%. In the same month, the Dow index rose 2.7%, and the Nasdaq, 5.4%.
Investors continue to monitor the disclosure of results. Companies like Lowe’s, Estee Lauder, ON Semiconductor are expected to report before the market closes. On Monday, data from the PMI index (acronym in English for the Purchasing Manager Index) for April should be released.
Asian exchanges fell mostly on Monday, when major stock exchanges in China, Japan and Thailand closed for the holiday. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index closed 1.28%; South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.66%.
Investors are checking the situation in India, which registered more than 400,000 new cases of Covid in one day over the weekend.
European indices were mostly high on Monday, when UK stock markets remained closed for the holiday season. The indices follow a positive trend that was observed in overnight trading in the United States.
Lufthansa’s shares rose 3.4%, leading the Eurostoxx index, after the German company said it would offer flights to more than 100 destinations. In addition, Germany saw the largest annual increase in retail sales in March in March since the start of the Covid pandemic in March.
See the performance of key indicators at 6:30 (Brasília time):
* S&P 500 Futures (USA), + 0.66%
* Nasdaq Futures (FS), + 0.12%
* Dow Jones Futures (United States), + 0.46%
* Dax (Germany), + 0.2%
* FTSE 100 (UK), not open
* CAC 40 (France), + 0.04%
* FTSE MIB (Italy), + 0.38%
* Nikkei (Japan), not open
* Hang Seng Index (Hong Kong), -1.28% (closed)
* Kospi (South Korea), -0.66% (closed)
* Shanghai SE (China), did not open
Commodities and bitcoin
* WTI oil, -0.08%, at $ 63.53 a barrel
* Brent oil, -0.31% at $ 66.55 a barrel
* Bitcoin, + 4.14%, in US $ 58,588,61
** Futures contracts for iron ore traded on the Dalian stock exchange fell 3.72%, quoted at 1088.5 yuan, today equivalent to US $ 168.14 (in the last 24 hours).
USD / CNY = 6.47
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