RiosQuant – Overnight Trading Action in the Global Markets


STOCKS – U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed at an all- time high, as investors awaited jobless-claims data and earnings from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to Citigroup Inc.

BONDS – Treasury real yields were at about the highest in almost two years before a government report that economists said will show inflation was in check in December.

COMMODITIES – Natural gas rebounded in New York amid speculation last week’s arctic blast prompted a record drop in U.S. inventories of the heating fuel.

CURRENCIES – The US Dollar rose against most currencies while data from Australia showed employers cut jobs, sending the nation’s currency to its weakest since August 2010 versus the greenback.

ECONOMIC DATA – US Unemployment Claims and CPI due at 8:30, Philly Fed Manufacturing Index at 10:00, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30, Fed Chairman Bernanke Speaks at 11:10, SNB Chairman Jordan Speaks at 12 noon ET.