Pre-Market Trading Report for Stocks, Bonds, Commodities and Forex

Pre-Market Trading Report for Stocks, Bonds, Commodities and Forex

UPDATED 7:05 am ET

STOCKS – European stocks rose, following two weekly increases, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled policy makers are ready to add fresh monetary stimulus. U.S. index futures climbed, while Asian shares were little changed.

BONDS – The extra yield investors get for holding U.S. 30-year bonds over two-year notes shrank to the least in 15 months before the U.S. sells the shorter-term security tomorrow.

COMMODITIES – Soybeans slumped to the lowest level since 2010, extending a second weekly loss, on expectations farmers in the U.S. will harvest a record crop.

CURRENCIES – The dollar rose to the highest in almost a year against the euro amid speculation the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in 2015, while the European Central Bank signaled additional measures to support growth.

ECONOMIC DATA – US New Home Sales due at 10:00, NZD Trade Balance at 18:45 ET.

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