Pre Market Trading Report – Global Financial Markets


STOCKS – European stocks declined from a six- year high as investors weighed earnings and awaited a U.S. report on new-home sales. U.S. stock-index futures rose, while Asian shares were little changed.

BONDS – Treasuries lagged behind stocks by the most in seven months amid confidence the Federal Reserve will tailor its reduction in stimulus to support riskier assets even if the U.S. economic recovery keeps weakening.

COMMODITIES – Natural gas declined for a third day in New York, extending the steepest drop in more than six years on speculation that warmer U.S. weather will reduce demand for heating fuel.

CURRENCIES – Price swings for the euro against the dollar, the world’s most-traded currency pair, fell to the lowest since at least 2007 as traders awaited signals from central banks on the future direction of monetary policy.

ECONOMIC DATA – US New Home Sales due at 10:00, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, NZD Trade Balance at 16:45, AUD Private Capital Expenditure 19:30 ET.

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