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


STOCKS – European stocks fell for a third day, after completing their worst week in a month, as investors weighed increasing violence in Ukraine. U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, while Asian shares dropped.

BONDS – Treasury yields were near a six- week low as U.S. stock losses bolstered speculation the Federal Reserve will hold interest rates down and with unrest in Ukraine spurring demand for safety.

COMMODITIES – Commodities climbed to the highest level in almost six weeks on deepening concern that the tension between Russia and Ukraine would curb supplies of base and precious metals, energy and grains.

CURRENCIES – The euro weakened versus the dollar and the yen after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said a further appreciation in the currency would trigger more monetary stimulus.

ECONOMIC DATA – US Core Retail Sales due at 8:30, Business Inventories m/m at 10:00, AUD Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes at 21:30 ET.

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