UPDATED 7:10 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks were little changed near a six-year high as investors awaited data on U.S. jobless claims and economic growth. U.S. equity-index futures were also little changed, while Asian shares rose.
BONDS – A worldwide bond-market surge pushed yields to the lowest levels in a year on growing evidence central banks can keep stimulating economic growth without igniting inflation.
COMMODITIES – Gold fell to the lowest level in 16 weeks as signs of an improving U.S. economy and stronger dollar curbed demand for the metal.
CURRENCIES – The US dollar fell the most in two weeks versus the yen before U.S. data that analysts said will show gross domestic product contracted in the first quarter.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Unemployment Claims and Prelim GDP q/q at 8:30, Pending Home Sales m/m at 10:00, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30, Crude Oil Inventories at 11:00 ET.