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


STOCKS – European stocks were little changed, after climbing for seven days, as investors awaited the outcome of the European Central Bank’s meeting. U.S. stock-index futures and Asian shares were also little changed.

BONDS – Treasury 10-year yields were near the highest relative to their German counterparts in almost eight years as the European Central Bank is set to keep policy accommodative while the Federal Reserve slows stimulus.

COMMODITIES – Gold traded near a seven-week low in London as investors weighed improving U.S. data that adds to the case for reduced stimulus against signs of more physical demand.

CURRENCIES – The pound fell against the dollar, erasing an intraday advance, after a report showed U.K. services growth unexpectedly slowed in March.

ECONOMIC DATA – EUR Minimum Bid Rate due at 7:45, ECB Press Conference, US Unemployment Claims and CAD Trade Balance due at 8:30, US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI at 10:00 ET.

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