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Pre-market activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
Currencies are on move, what’s next in the markets?
STOCKS – Stocks dropped as the Bank of Japan refrained from adding to record monetary stimulus. Benchmark share gauges in Europe and Asia retreated from their highest closes since January, while U.S. stock index futures declined.
BONDS – U.S. Treasury yields fell as investors squared up positions before the Fed meeting. Ten-year yields fell 3.2 basis points to 1.93 percent.
COMMODITIES – Oil prices, which fell up to 4 percent on Monday, dropped further after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said it expected lower demand for crude in 2016 than previously thought.
CURRENCIES – The Australian and Canadian dollars fell as raw-materials prices slumped. The yen strengthened after the BOJ removed from its post-meeting statement language used after it lowered rates in January that it would cut rates further into negative territory if needed.
ECONOMIC DATA – US PPI and Retail Sales due at 8:30 ET, NZD GDT Price Index (Tentative).
– RiosQuant Team