U.S. equities are little changed
U.S. equities are little changed following the trade deal rally that saw record high closes across the board on Wall Street yesterday. The Dow is -0.07% lower, the S&P 500 is 0.02% higher and the NASDAQ is 0.07% firmer in pre-market futures trading. The indexes gained 0.4%, 0.7% and 0.9%, respectively in regular trading Monday to post new record high closes amid optimism over the completion of Phase One of the U.S.-China trade deal late last week. Modest losses are evident in Europe, with the Euro Stoxx down -0.4%, the German DAX off -0.6% and France's CAC 40 -0.2% weaker. The U.K.'s FTSE 100 has dipped -0.1%. But equities made headway in Asia, benefiting from the spillover from Wall Street Monday -- China's CSI 300 closed 1.4% in the green, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rallied 1.2% and Japan's Nikkei rose 0.5%.