UPDATED 7:00 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks rose, heading for this year’s biggest weekly gain, as investors speculated central-bank support will help shares. U.S. index futures advanced, while Asian stocks were little changed.
BONDS – Bonds trounced stocks worldwide over the past month as investors sought safety amid unrest in Ukraine and the Middle East and uneven economic growth.
COMMODITIES – West Texas Intermediate crude headed for a fourth weekly drop, the longest losing streak since November, on signs of slowing demand.
CURRENCIES – The euro may weaken to a one-year low of $1.30 as German bond yields dropped to records after the economy shrank at twice the pace analysts forecast, according to IG Markets Securities Ltd.
ECONOMIC DATA – USA PPI m/m and CAD Manufacturing Sales m/m due at 8:30, Capacity Utilization Rate at 9:15, Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment at 9:55 ET.