Pre-market trading activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
STOCKS – Nasdaq 100 futures expiring in September climbed 0.7 percent, while contracts on the S&P 500 Index added 0.2 percent, with the gauge near a record.
BONDS – Treasuries headed lower before the Fed’s interest-rate decision, with the yield on two-year notes rising one basis point to 0.76 percent, having risen on Tuesday to the highest since the day of the U.K.’s Brexit vote.
COMMODITIES – Copper fell 0.6 percent, leading most industrial metals lower following reports on Chinese curbs on wealth-management products.
CURRENCIES – The pound weakened versus the euro even as a report showed U.K. economic growth was stronger than expected in the second quarter, accelerating to 0.6 percent from 0.4 percent in the first.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Core Durable Goods Orders m/m due at 8:30, Pending Home Sales m/m at 10:00, Crude oil Inventories at 10:30, FOMC Statement at 14:00 ET.
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