UPDATED 6:50 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks were little changed, as officials cut growth forecasts for the euro region, offsetting better-than-expected earnings from companies including Securitas AB and Royal DSM NV. U.S. stock-index futures fell.
BONDS – Treasuries show inflation expectations are falling in 2014 by the most in three years as Bill Gross warned investors to brace for a decline in prices.
COMMODITIES – West Texas Intermediate crude dropped to the lowest intraday level in three years as Saudi Arabia cut prices for crude exports to U.S. customers amid speculation that stockpiles increased. Brent extended losses in London.
CURRENCIES – The dollar fell for the first time in five days against the euro before a report that economists said will show U.S. factory orders slid in September, supporting the case for interest rates to stay at a record low.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Trade Balance and CAD Trade Balance due at 8:30, US Factory Orders m/m at 10:00, BOC Gov Poloz Speaks at 10:30, Congressional Elections all day, NZD Unemployment Rate at 16:45, BOJ Gov Kuroda Speaks at 21:30 ET.