Stocks Muted, US Futures Fall as China Bets Fade: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — US equity-index futures fell as concern the Federal Reserve will keep borrowing costs higher for longer outweighed optimism over China’s economic recovery.

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Contracts on the S&P 500 Index slipped 0.3% as trading was muted amid a US holiday. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was marginally higher after fluctuating in a tight range throughout the day. The Shanghai Composite Index climbed the most since November. Treasury futures were lower as investors assessed hawkish comments by Federal Reserve officials. The dollar took a breather from a three-week rally.

A chorus of investors including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is betting on Chinese equities to resume a rally as the world’s second-biggest economy deepens stimulus and relaxes pandemic restrictions. While this has sparked inflows into global assets tied to the Chinese economy, the broader sentiment in markets remains…

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