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STOCKS – European stocks rose for a second day amid optimism that the euro’s weakness against the dollar will boost profits at the region’s companies and the strength of the U.S. economy will drive global growth. U.S. index futures were little changed, while Asian shares outside Japan fell.
BONDS – Treasury seven-year notes scheduled for sale today were set to draw the highest auction yield since April after a sale of five-year securities yesterday attracted the lowest demand this year.
COMMODITIES – Gold fell to an eight-month low in London as signs of an improving U.S. economy strengthened the dollar and curbed demand for a protection of wealth.
CURRENCIES – A dollar gauge rose to a four-year high amid bets the Federal Reserve will boost interest rates before its peers. New Zealand’s dollar slid to a year-low as the nation’s central bank signaled possible intervention.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Core Durable Goods Orders m/m and Unemployment Claims due at 8:30, BOE Gov Carney Speaks at 8:40, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30 ET.