UPDATED 6:39 am ET
STOCKS – Global stocks rose with BP PLC among the pre-market gainers after a mega oil deal was announced in London and European stocks marked a new record high.
BONDS – Treasuries traded flat while investors looked ahead to the latest minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting.
COMMODITIES – Crude oil prices were under pressure after more signs of rising inventory and record crude production out of Saudi Arabia.
CURRENCIES – US dollar shifted lower across most currencies and against the yen specifically after the Bank of Japan held its policy steady.
ECONOMIC DATA – FOMC Member Dudley Speaks at 9:30, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, FOMC Meeting Minutes at 14:00 ET.