Pre-market trading activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
STOCKS – The Stoxx 600 dropped 0.2 percent, with trading volumes 31 percent below the 30-day average. S&P 500 futures traded flat after falling Monday from last week’s record-high close.
BONDS – Yields on 10-year Treasury notes fell for the first time in three days, sliding three basis points, or 0.03 percentage point, to 1.55 percent.
COMMODITIES – Oil fell to a three-month low in New York as supplies were considered to be plentiful even as stockpiles were seen deepening a record pullback in the U.S., the biggest fuel consumer.
CURRENCIES – The yen rose against all of its 31 major peers as Finance Minister Taro Aso damped speculation of an immediate boost to fiscal stimulus.
ECONOMIC DATA – US CB Consumer Confidence and New Home Sales due at 10:00, AUD CPI q/q at 21:30 ET.
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