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


STOCKS – European stocks rose, rebounding from a three-week low, as companies from Tesco Plc to Syngenta AG reported financial results and as investors awaited American housing and industrial data. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also climbed.

BONDS – Treasuries fell, with 30-year yields climbing from the lowest level in nine months, as stocks rallied and economists said data today will show U.S. housing starts and industrial production both increased in March.

COMMODITIES – Crude Oil advanced before weekly U.S. inventory data.

CURRENCIES РThe yen fell the most in two weeks against the euro after data showed China’s economic growth slowed less in the first quarter than analysts forecast.

ECONOMIC DATA – US Building Permits and Housing Starts due at 8:30, US Capacity Utilization Rate and Industrial Production due at 9:15, BOC Rate Statement at 10:00, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, BOC Press Conference at 11:15, Fed Chair Yellen Speaks at 12:15, US Beige Book at 14:00, BOJ Gov Kuroda Speaks 20:30 ET.
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