UPDATED 7:05 ET
STOCKS – European shares were little changed, after a two-day rally, with retailers dragging down the market. U.S. stock-index futures and Asian shares rose.
BONDS – Treasuries rose the most in almost two weeks as the cheapest five-year note auction in almost three years spurred demand for the securities amid rising tensions over Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
COMMODITIES – Crude Oil traded near the highest price in a week as crude stockpiles fell at the main U.S. oil storage hub, and gasoline demand reached a three-month high.
CURRENCIES – The pound climbed for a fourth day versus the dollar as a report showed U.K. retail sales increased in February more than three times as much as economists forecast.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Unemployment Claims and FOMC Member Pianalto Speaks at 8:30, Pending Home Sales m/m at 10:00, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30 ET.