RiosQuant – Overnight Trading Action in the Global Financial Markets


STOCKS – European stocks advanced, snapping three days of losses, as banks and financial-services companies rallied and investors awaited a private U.S. jobs report. U.S. index futures were little changed, while Asian shares outside Japan fell.

BONDS – Treasuries rose, snapping their worst decline this year, as analysts said employment reports this week will show the U.S. economy is having trouble picking up.

COMMODITIES – Crude Oil rose for a second day following speculation a U.S. government report will show distillate inventories fell amid colder weather in the country, the world’s biggest oil consumer.

CURRENCIES – The euro fell toward a 10-week low against the yen as data showed retail sales in the region slumped and on speculation the European Central Bank will reinforce its commitment to lower interest rates.

ECONOMIC DATA – US ADP Non-Farm Employment Change due at 8:15, CAD Building Permits at 8:30, ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI at 10:00, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, FOMC Member Plosser Speaks at 12:30, AUD Retail Sales at 19:30 ET.

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