European stocks climbed for the first time in three days and U.S. index futures pointed to gainsImage Credit: Google
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced 0.6% as of 8:09 a.m. London time, with banks and miners among the biggest gainers.Image Credit: Google
Futures on the S&P 500 Index climbed 0.5%. The pound rallied as much as 1% against the dollar, paring its decline this week to below 2%.Image Credit: Google
Investors are turning their attention to corporate earnings and monetary policy after a volatile start to the week.Image Credit: Google
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Wednesday the bank will increase its pandemic-fighting asset purchases if needed,Image Credit: Google
While Fed Chair Jerome Powell signaled no change to the U.S. central bank’s easy-money stance.Image Credit: Google
S&P 500 companies are on track to report their biggest drop in quarterly earnings since 2016.Image Credit: Google
These are some key events scheduled for ThursdayImage Credit: Google
Earnings reports are due from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group, United Rentals, BlackRock, and American Express.
The European Union’s statistics agency is set to publish inflation data for September.