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European Markets Are Mixed, Asian Markets Closed Down (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

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European markets are mixed early Tuesday.

Here’s the scorecard:

France’s CAC 40 is down 0.07%.

Germany’s DAX is down 0.4%. 

Spain’s IBEX is up 0.2%

Italy’s FTSE MIB is down 0.07%.

Britain’s FTSE 100 is up 0.3%.

Asian

class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http:/tag/markets/" title="View all articles about markets here">markets closed in the red. Nikkei’s 225 closed down 0.6%, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index closed down 0.4%.

U.S. futures are down, with Dow futures down 1 point and SP futures down 0.4 points.

The U.S. Census will release its advance report on new orders for for durable goods in July. Economists estimate orders surged 7.1% last month due an unusual number of plane orders. 

The SP/Case-Shiller home price index is expected to show that home prices in 20 major cities went nowhere month-over-month in June and prices were 8.24% higher year-over-year. 

Consumer confidence data is expected to show a drop in August to 88.5 from 90.9 in July. 

Richmond’s Fed manufacturing index will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Economists estimate this regional activity index fell to 6 in August from 7 in July.

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