Pre-market activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
STOCKS – Futures on the S&P 500 Index added 0.2 percent after the gauge slipped on Thursday from a record high. The measure had gained 0.2 percent this week, set for a fourth weekly advance, its longest streak since March.
BONDS – U.S. Treasuries stabilized this week with the 10-year yield hovering around 1.55 percent. That compares with an all-time low of 1.32 percent on July 7.
COMMODITIES – The Bloomberg Commodity Index fell for a sixth day, its longest losing streak in three months, on signs of weakening fundamentals and reduced odds for stimulus.
CURRENCIES – The pound fell 0.9 percent, wiping out all of its weekly gains. A Purchasing Managers’ Index combining flash estimates of services and manufacturing slumped to the lowest since April 2009.
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD Core Retail Sales and CPI due at 8:30, US Flash Manufacturing PMI at 9:45 ET.
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