Pre-Market Trading Report for Stock, Bond, Commodity and Currency Markets


STOCKS – European stocks dropped to their lowest level in a month as Russia and Ukraine continued their standoff over the region of Crimea. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also fell.

BONDS – A U.S. auction of $30 billion of three-year notes attracted lower-than-average demand, with primary dealers taking down the largest share at a sale of the securities since June.

COMMODITIES – Copper reached a 44-month low in London amid concern demand is weakening in China, the biggest consumer of the metal. Futures traded in Shanghai touched the lowest price since 2009.

CURRENCIES РAustralia’s dollar fell for a fourth day after reports showed consumer sentiment deteriorated and home loans stagnated.

ECONOMIC DATA – Crude Oil Inventories due at 10:30, US 10-y Bond Auction at 13:01, NZD RBNZ Rate Statement and RBNZ Press Conference, AUD Unemployment Rate at 20:30 ET.

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