Europe’s Economy Takes a Turn for the Better, While U.S. Futures Indicate a Sluggish Start

Portfolio managers have a positive view on Europe’s economic outlook, according to Stock Exchange participants.

Europe’s economic outlook is looking brighter, according to a recent survey by Bank of America’s portfolio managers. The survey showed that 45 percent of respondents expect the region’s economic conditions to improve in the next year, while only 19 percent predicted a decline. This positive sentiment is the first in nearly two years, as reported by Bloomberg news agency.

Meanwhile, stock markets in major European cities were mostly up this morning. The FTSE 100 in London and the DAX in Frankfurt both rose by 0.1 percent, while the CAC 40 in Paris remained stable. According to Bloomberg, cyclical stocks are expected to outperform defensive ones as lending becomes easier and based on purchasing manager indices. The weighting of cyclicals has been higher than defensives since January 2022.

In other news today, SBB, a Swedish real estate company, announced it would be buying back its bonds worth approximately €163 million to reduce its debt burden. Deutsche Telekom also announced an increase in its share buyback program from €250 million to €800 million euros. Futures markets indicate a bearish opening for Wall Street, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures slightly down and Dow Jones futures lower.

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