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


STOCKS – European stocks rose for a third day, with health-care companies leading the gains, as the region’s markets reopened after the Easter holiday. U.S. index futures and Asian shares were little changed.

BONDS – Treasury two-year notes being sold today are set to result in nearly the highest yield at an auction since 2011 on speculation the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates before the debt mature.

COMMODITIES – Gold traded near the lowest price in more than two weeks in London as investors weighed signs of an improving U.S. economy against tension over Ukraine.

CURRENCIES – The pound rose to the strongest level in seven weeks versus the euro amid speculation Britain’s economy will continue to expand at a faster pace than that of the 18-nation currency bloc.

ECONOMIC DATA – US Existing Home Sales due at 8:30, AUD CPI q/q at 21:30, CNY HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI at 21:45 ET.

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