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


STOCKS – European stocks were little changed, after posting the biggest advance in two weeks, as investors watched developments in Ukraine. U.S. index futures were little changed, while Asian shares rose.

BONDS – Treasuries rose for the first time in three days as President Vladimir Putin said he supported a request from Ukraine’s breakaway region of Crimea to join Russia, boosting demand for the safest assets.
COMMODITIES – Gold extended a decline from a six- month high in London as speculation that the Federal Reserve will continue cutting stimulus curbed demand for the precious metal as a store of wealth. Silver fell.

CURRENCIES – Australia’s dollar maintained an advance against its major peers after Reserve Bank policy makers reiterated a period of steady borrowing costs was likely.

ECONOMIC DATA – US Building Permits, Core CPI, and CAD Manufacturing Sales due at 8:30, TIC Long-Term Purchases at 9:00, BOC Gov Poloz Speaks 11:55, BOE Gov Carney Speaks at 13:45 ET.

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