EU shares lower ahead of start of U.S. earnings season

European shares ignore Asian gains and follow Wall Street lower ahead of what's expected to be a lackluster Q1 earnings, which Alcoa is due to kick off after the bell today.

Violence in Ukraine amid pro-Russian protests is also weighing on sentiment.

However, U.S. stock futures are higher following the losses referred to above.

Euro Stoxx 50 -0.1%, London -0.4%, Paris -0.2%, Frankfurt -0.1%, Madrid -0.5%, Milan -0.3%.

U.S. stock futures: Dow +0.1%. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq +0.2%

Comments (4)
  • june1234
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    "expected to be a lackluster Q1 earnings" the usual assist from the analyst community
    8 Apr 2014, 05:46 AM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Here is one way to take advantage of any Russian weakness:
    8 Apr 2014, 08:09 AM Reply Like
  • Chris Lau
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    That's quite an outperformance, Chris. Better than holding Russia ETF (RSX)
    8 Apr 2014, 08:20 AM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Thanks. Separately, I also shorted (RUSS).
    8 Apr 2014, 08:22 AM Reply Like
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