UPDATED 6:30 ET
STOCKS – European stocks advanced as investors awaited the European Central Bank’s interest-rate decision. U.S. stock futures were little changed, while Asian shares fell.
BONDS – The difference between Treasury 10- and 30-year yields was about four basis points from the narrowest in three years on speculation slow inflation will help boost demand at a bond sale today.
COMMODITIES – Stockpiles of corn in the U.S. are rising at the fastest pace in 19 years as a record crop overwhelms increased demand for the grain.
CURRENCIES – Australia’s dollar fell for a third day versus the greenback amid speculation U.S. payrolls data tomorrow will encourage the Federal Reserve to continue tapering stimulus.
ECONOMIC DATA – GBP Official Bank Rate due at 7:00, EUR Minimum Bid Rate at 7:45, Grains Export Weekly Sales, CAD Building Permits, US Unemployment Claims and ECB Press Conference all due at 8:30, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30 ET, CNY Trade Balance tentative.