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


STOCKS – European stocks rose, rebounding from yesterday’s loss, as companies from Alstom SA to Telekom Austria AG rallied on mergers-and-acquisitions activity. U.S. index futures also advanced, while Asian shares declined.

BONDS – The difference between seven- and 30-year Treasury yields reached the narrowest level since 2009 before the U.S. auctions $29 billion of 2021 notes today.

COMMODITIES – Gold traded near a 10-week low in London as investors weighed tension over Ukraine and U.S. data that may give clues to the outlook for reduced stimulus.

CURRENCIES – New Zealand’s dollar gained after the central bank raised its benchmark rate for a second month and increased its growth estimate for the year ended March.

ECONOMIC DATA – US Core Durable Goods Orders and Unemployment Claims due at 8:30, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30 ET.

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