Pre-market trading activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
STOCKS – S&P 500 futures rose 0.2 percent after the underlying equity benchmark declined 0.3 percent on Wednesday, retreating from a near-record high.
BONDS – The yield on U.S. Treasuries due in a decade rose two basis points to 1.51 percent. It fell on Wednesday as 10-year notes were auctioned at the lowest yield in four years amid near-record demand from a group of buyers that includes foreign central banks and mutual funds.
COMMODITIES – Crude fell 0.2 percent during London, after sinking 2.5 percent on Wednesday when official data showed U.S. supplies increased by 1.06 million barrels last week.
CURRENCIES – The Kiwi dollar was the big mover as a smaller-than-expected quarter-point cut from the country’s central bank left those who had been betting on a more aggressive move caught short.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Unemployment Claims and CAD NHPI m/m due at 8:30, Mortgage Delinquencies at 10:00, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30, 30-y Bond Auction at 13:01, NZD Retail Sales q/q at 18:45, CNY Industrial Production y/y at 22:00 ET.
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