US Futures Drop With Stocks as Haven Bid Returns: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — US equity futures fell with stocks Wednesday amid rising concern that Europe will lose access to Russian gas, sending the region into a recession that could have global repercussions.

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Contracts on the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500 turned lower, reversing earlier gains, along with the Stoxx 600 Index as the European Union laid out preparations for a scenario where Russia halts gas exports to retaliate against sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine.

The fragile sentiment sparked a reversal in haven assets, as Treasuries rose and a gauge of the dollar steadied after three days of declines. The yield on the 10-year benchmark fell back below 3%.

The risk of a global downturn and Europe’s energy crisis doused optimism about the US earnings season and confidence the Federal Reserve will avoid very aggressive monetary tightening.

The EU proposed that the bloc cut its natural gas consumption by 15% over the next eight months to ensure that any full Russian cutoff of natural gas supplies won’t disrupt industries over the winter.

Read more: EU Proposes 15% Cut in Gas Consumption on Russian Supply Concern

A tentative market recovery in June follows the worst combined first-half losses on stocks and bonds around the world on record.

West Texas Intermediate crude oil slipped below $103 a barrel. Bitcoin hovered above $23,000 after climbing out of a one-month-old trading range.

In the premarket, Netflix added about 6% after it reported better-than-feared earnings late on Tuesday and said it expects to return to subscriber growth before the end of the year.

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Bank of Japan, European Central Bank rate decisions. Thursday

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Futures on the S&P 500 fell 0.2% as of 7:17 a.m. New York time

Futures on the Nasdaq 100 fell 0.2%

Futures on the Dow Jones…


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