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 fell to an eight-week low amid concern that equity valuations have overshot the potential for economic growth and earnings. U.S. index futures were little changed, while Asian shares declined.
 
BONDS – Treasuries halted a two-day gain as investors await further signs of how long the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low in minutes of the central bank’s latest policy meeting to be released today.
 
COMMODITIES – Gold rose in London as buyers returned after a one-week holiday in China, the largest consumer of the metal. 
 
CURRENCIES – The dollar halted a two-day drop versus the euro before the Federal Reserve releases minutes of its most recent meeting as investors weighed the timing of the first interest-rate increase since 2006.
 
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD Housing Starts due at 8:30, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, 10-y Bond Auction at 13:01, FOMC Meeting Minutes at 14:00, Employment Change at 20:30 ET.
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