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Updated Dec. 30, 2021 3:33 am ET

U.S. stock futures held steady Thursday after the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average notched fresh records in holiday-thinned trading a day earlier.

In the U.S., futures on the S&P 500 and Dow traded broadly flat. Changes in equity futures don’t necessarily predict moves after the markets open.

In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.1% in morning trade as gains in the materials and real-estate sectors were tempered by losses in the utilities and consumer-discretionary industries.

The FTSE 100, which is dominated by large international businesses, declined 0.1%. Other stocks in Europe mostly climbed, with France’s CAC 40 gaining 0.1%, the U.K.’s FTSE 250 also rising 0.1% and Germany’s DAX flat.

The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound slipped 0.3%, 0.3% and 0.2%, respectively, against the U.S. dollar.

In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude was down 0.3% at $78.96 a barrel. Gold also slipped 0.4% to $1,798.70 a troy ounce.

The German 10-year bund yield strengthened to minus 0.175% from minus 0.183% and 10-year U.K. government debt yields were down at 1.016% from 1.017%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield declined to 1.543% from 1.557%. Yields move inversely to prices.

Stocks in Asia were mixed as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 0.2% and China’s Shanghai Composite rose 0.6%, whereas Japan’s Nikkei 225 index shed 0.4%.

U.S. stock indexes notched fresh records on Wednesday.

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