European markets pushed higher on Tuesday, as optimism over a post-Brexit trade deal, fiscal stimulus in the U.S., and progress on COVID-19 vaccinations in Europe buoyed stocks.
The pan-European Stoxx 600
was up more than 0.9%, while London’s FTSE 100
surged 1.9% to a nine-month high. In Paris, the CAC 40
ticked up 0.6%. Frankfurt’s DAX
rose 0.7% to a record high — the DAX is now up almost 5% this year.
Dow futures were up 158 points, set for a strong open after rising more than 204 points on Monday and closing…