Pre-market activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
WORLD HEADLINES – The US dollar strengthened and U.S. Treasury yields rose as President Donald Trump called on North Korea to “make a deal” on its missile and nuclear program.STOCKS – European stocks fluctuated near a two-year peak following record gains in Asian markets.
BONDS – The yield on 10-year Treasuries jumped two basis points to 2.33 percent. Germany’s 10-year yield gained one basis point to 0.34 percent.COMMODITIES – Gold declined 0.4 percent to $1,276.36 an ounce.Copper fell 1.1 percent to $3.12 a pound.CURRENCIES – The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index gained 0.3 percent to the highest in almost four months.The euro fell 0.4 percent to $1.1565, the weakest in almost 16 weeks.ECONOMIC DATA – ECOFIN Meetings (all days), JOLTS Job Openings due at 10:00, FOMC Member Quarles Speaks at 12:35, BOC Gov Poloz Speaks at 12:55, Fed Chair Yellen Speaks at 14:30 ET.
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