US stocks extended their positive start to the week, rising 0.4% yesterday. Telecoms and Energy were the primary outperformers for the session, while Tech stocks also extended gains after recent weakness.
On the agenda for the day, Apple is set to hold a big event at its new headquarters where it’s expected to announce several new products.
Energy rose 1%, benefiting from a sharp rise in oil. Crude prices gained 2.2% on the back of US sanctions on Iranian crude exports, and as the US east coast braces for a major hurricane.
Stocks in Europe finished mixed yesterday. The Euro Stoxx 50 index gained 0.1%, the German DAX fell 0.1% and the French CAC settled 0.3% higher.
Basic resources and autos were the biggest fallers Tuesday amid continued concerns of a trade war between the US and China. Conversely, oil and gas stocks outperformed as oil prices rose.
A muted session in Asia overnight. Japanese stocks fell 0.2% and Chinese equities settled 0.1% lower.