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