As the U.S. stock markets prepare to open in two hours, there are indications of a mixed start to the trading day. MSP Recovery Inc. (LIFW) has shown promise, with a 7.1% increase in pre-market trading, while Roivant Sciences Ltd. (ROIV) follows closely behind with a 5.0% gain.
Notably, several healthcare companies are also posting positive gains. Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (HR), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA), and BellRing Brands Inc. (BRBR) are all showing increases of at least 3%. However, Okta Inc. Cl A (OKTA) and FMC Corp. (FMC) have experienced declines, with drops of 3.8% and 3.5% respectively.
Looking at the futures market, the S&P 500 futures are currently down 0.49%, while futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average have fallen 0.51%. In addition, the Cboe Volatility Index futures have seen a slight increase of 1.50%.
Moving on to commodities news, Brent crude oil futures have decreased by 0.39%, while gold futures are down by 0.24%. On a positive note, Bitcoin has risen by 2.61% to reach $30,633.
Furthermore, the 10-Year Treasury yield has climbed to 4.989%.
When reflecting on the previous regular trading session, both the S&P 500 and the Dow experienced declines of 1.26% and 0.86% respectively. This downward trend has extended to Asian stocks overnight as well, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index down 0.83% and China's Shanghai Composite Index falling by 1.47%.
In European markets, stocks continue to face downward pressure. The STOXX Europe 600 Index has declined by 0.75%, while the FTSE 100 Index fell 0.66% from the previous close.
Traders and investors should note that U.S. stock markets will open for trading at 9:30 a.m. ET. For the latest updates and information on the trading day, please visit our website.
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