Pre-Market Trading Action for Stocks, Bonds, Commodities and Forex


STOCKS – U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted its biggest weekly gain since July, as investors awaited earnings reports by companies from Halliburton Co. to Netflix Inc.

BONDS – Treasuries rose, pushing yields down from the highest in two weeks, as shooting in eastern Ukraine spurred demand for the safety of government debt.

COMMODITIES – Gold retreated to the lowest level in more than two weeks as a technical indicator used by some traders and analysts signaled further declines. Silver, platinum and palladium fell.

CURRENCIES – Forex currencies traded light volume during the overnight trading session as Europe banks were closed on holiday.

ECONOMIC DATA – European bank holiday.

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