UPDATED 6:45 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks rose to the highest level this month, U.S. index futures advanced, while Asian shares fell.
BONDS – Declines in Treasuries pushed yields toward a seven-year high versus their developed-market peers before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks about employment tomorrow.
COMMODITIES – Gold fell to a two-month low in the longest run of declines since June in London on the outlook for higher U.S. interest rates that strengthened the dollar.
CURRENCIES – The dollar gained to the strongest level since September versus the euro after U.S. policy makers raised the possibility they may raise interest rates sooner than anticipated, minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July meeting show.
ECONOMIC DATA -USD Unemployment Claims due at 8:30, Flash Manufacturing PMI at 9:45, Philly Fed Manufacturing Index and Existing Home Sales at 10:00, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30 ET.