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


STOCKS – European stocks were little changed, after closing at a one-month low, as a slump in Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc led retailers lower. U.S. stock-index futures and Asian shares climbed.
BONDS – The U.S. Treasury’s $21 billion 10- year note auction attracted the highest demand in a year as investors sought a refuge amid concern that slowing growth in China will weigh on the global economy.
COMMODITIES  Gold advanced to the highest level in almost six months in London as tension between Ukraine and Russia and concern about slowing Chinese economic growth increased demand for a store of value.
CURRENCIES – The euro advanced to the highest level versus the dollar in more than two years as policy makers signal support for the region’s recovery.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Unemployment Claims and Core Retail Sales due at 8:30, Business Inventories  at 10:00, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30, JPY Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes at 17:50 ET.
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