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


STOCKS – European stocks declined, paring their advance this week, as SAP AG slid after posting worse- than-forecast earnings and sales, outweighing gains by car makers. U.S. index futures slipped, while Asian shares rose.

BONDS – Treasury five-year notes were near the cheapest level since 2010 versus two- and 10-year securities amid speculation economic growth will lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in 2015.

COMMODITIES – Soybeans extended their climb to the highest level in more than 10 months after a report showed record demand from U.S. mills, boosting concern that supplies from the world’s second-biggest exporter would be reduced.

CURRENCIES – The pound rose to the highest level in more than four years versus the dollar as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled the U.S. central bank will keep an accommodative monetary policy that has weakened the greenback.

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