U.S. equity-index futures gained, signaling the gauge will recoup some of yesterday’s losses, and copper rose with oil amid signs economies in China and the euro area are strengthening. Treasuries fell and the yen weakened.
The S&P 500 sank 1.5 percent to 1,935.09 at 4 p.m. in New York, the lowest level since Aug. 12. Today’s slide was the biggest in almost three weeks. Selling accelerated in afternoon trading as index futures contracts expiring in December slipped below 1,940, a level where two previous declines had ended earlier today.