U.S. stock index futures signaled a narrowly higher open on Wednesday, as shares in Europe traded mixed after Tuesday's robust data from the U.S.
Treasurys yields approached two-year highs after data in Europe showed that the region's economy is picking up steam, while U.S. retail sales data was also firm.
U.S. stock index futures shaved some gains Tuesday, after retail sales came in just shy of expectations, though positive news from overseas kept a limit on losses.
U.S. Treasurys traded lower on Monday in light summer trading, with no new information to break bond yields out of their recent range.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Monday, after stocks posted their biggest weekly decline since mid-June last week, following weaker-than-expected gross domestic product data from Japan and as investors looked for reasons to buy.
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U.S. stock index futures were in the red Friday, putting major indexes on track for their worst week since June, despite an upbeat industrial output report from China.