European stock markets opened increased on Monday, forward of a slew of second quarter earnings within the US this week.The FTSE (^FTSE) rose 1% on the open in London, the CAC 40 (^FCHI) gained 0.9% in Paris, and DAX (^GDAXI) climbed 1.2% in Frankfurt.“Traders are focused on earnings season and the hope is that it will set more positive tone for the coronavirus stock market rally,” stated Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Avatrade.“Wall Street’s giants, JP Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, BNY Mellon and Citigroup, will kick start earnings season this week.”Bank earnings will give an perception into the energy of the US financial restoration, setting the tone for wider US stock market and momentum globally.“Large US banks are in very good health and as fear ebbs, they are likely to outperform helped by continued evidence of an economic recovery,” stated Sebastian Galy, a macro strategist at Nordea.Pepsi (PEP) is the primary main US company to report third quarter earnings later as we speak.US futures had been buying and selling increased in anticipation of earnings. S&P 500 futures (ES=F) had been up 0.3%, Dow Jones Industrial Common futures (YM=F) had been up 0.5%, and Nasdaq futures (NQ=F) had been 0.5% increased.Asian markets rallied in a single day. Japan’s Nikkei (^N225) rose 2.2%, the Hong Kong Grasp Seng (^HSI) added 0.6%, the Shanghai Composite (000001.SS) rose 1.7%, and the Shenzen Element (399001.SZ) rallied 3.5%.Optimistic momentum got here regardless of the proceed drumbeat of COVID-19 information.“Coronavirus cases continued to accelerate over the weekend with the US registering average case growth of +1.95% on Saturday and Sunday combined,” Jim Reid, a senior strategist at Deutsche Bank, wrote. “This is higher than the last 5 weekends average of +1.38%.”Oil was below stress in early commerce after a number of stories within the press that OPEC was contemplating easing manufacturing cuts. Brent (BZ=F) was down 0.6% to $42.95 per barrel and crude (CL=F) was down 0.8% to $40.22 per barrel.