Pre-market trading activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
WORLD HEADLINES – European stocks and bonds fell in a volatile market on Monday, hit by growing concerns that global central banks’ commitment to the post-crisis orthodoxy of super-low interest rates and asset purchase programs may be waning.
STOCKS – S&P 500 Index futures slipped 0.6 percent, indicating U.S. equities will slide for a fourth day, after ending last week lower.
BONDS – Some Fed members have been talking up the September meeting as being “live” for a rate hike, even though futures only imply a one-in-four chance of a move then.
COMMODITIES – Oil prices extended Friday’s 4 percent fall in Asia after reports showed increasing drilling activity in the United States, indicating that producers can operate profitably around current levels and bring on new supply.
CURRENCIES – In the forex market, the risk aversion benefited perceived safe havens such as the yen while hitting carry trades in higher yielding currencies including the Australian dollar.
ECONOMIC DATA – FOMC Member Brainard Speaks at 13:00, 10-y Bond Auction at 13:01, RBA Assist Gov Kent Speaks at 18:30, CNY Industrial Production y/y at 22:00 ET.
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