European stocks rose on Tuesday, scoring a sixth straight session of gains as traders put aside trade war concerns for now and instead looked ahead to what is expected to be a positive earnings season.
U.K. politics were still in focus a day after two high-profile resignations from the cabinet sparked speculation about a fresh general election.
The Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 0.4% to end at 386.25, scoring its highest close since June 15, according to FactSet data.
The U.K.’s FTSE 100 index added 0.1% to 7,692.04, while France’s CAC 40 index put on 0.7% to 5,434.36.
Germany’s DAX 30 index ended up 0.5% at 12,609.85.
The euro traded at $1.1735, up from $1.1733 on Monday, while the climbed pound to $1.3262 from $1.3258.
Tuesday’s advance was seen as a continuation of recent trading action, as investors put the U.S.-China trade spat on the back burner for now. Instead, investors are gearing up for the second-quarter earnings season, looking to U.S. corporates for a steer.
The season there kicks off in earnest this week, with PepsiCo Inc. reporting on Tuesday and major banks JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. reporting on Friday.