Pre-market trading activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
STOCKS – S&P 500 futures rose 0.1 percent after U.S. equities closed little changed near a record high on Tuesday.
BONDS – Fixed-income markets are rallying on speculation central banks will continue to keep interest rates low.
COMMODITIES – Gold rose 0.9 percent while silver and platinum added at least 2.3 percent. Crude oil fell 1.1 percent on signs of higher supply.
CURRENCIES – The US Dollar fell 0.5 percent during the overnight trading session. New Zealand’s dollar strengthened 0.9 percent, while Australia’s currency advanced 0.6 percent.
ECONOMIC DATA – US JOLTS Job Openings at 10:00, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, 10-y Bond Auction at 13:01, RBNZ Rate Statement at 17:00, RBNZ Press Conference at 18:00, RBNZ Gov Wheeler Speaks at 21:10 ET.
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