European and U.S. equity futures followed stocks higher in Asia, where Japan’s Topix index capped its biggest gain in eight weeks, amid a rebound in technology shares and speculation China may do more to combat slowing growth. New Zealand’s dollar dropped while gold retreated.
U.S. stocks climbed for a second day as optimism grew over corporate earnings and the Nasdaq Composite Index rebounded after falling near its average level for the past 200 days. Treasuries rose amid increasing tensions in Ukraine, while emerging markets slumped on signs China’s economy is slowing.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounded from the worst weekly loss in two years, weathering a selloff in the final hour, after retail sales rose the most since 2012 and Citigroup Inc.’s earnings unexpectedly rose. Treasuries fell with the ruble and commodities advanced on concern the situation in Ukraine is worsening.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq Composite Index capped their worst week since 2012, with stocks most beloved by hedge funds plunging amid concern valuations have climbed too high as earnings season starts.
U.S. stocks fell, with the Nasdaq Composite Index sinking the most since 2011, as technology shares resumed a selloff on concern valuations are too high as earnings season begins. Treasury rates sank to a three-week low on speculation interest-rate increases won’t be accelerated.