STOCKS – European stocks rose as a measure of German consumer confidence increased more than estimated and investors awaited data on U.S. durable-goods orders and consumer sentiment. U.S. equity-index futures were little changed, while Asian shares fell.
BONDS – The extra yield corporate bonds offer over Treasuries was one basis point away from the narrowest level in six years as the Federal Reserve’s pledge to keep interest rates low drives a search for income.
COMMODITIES – Crude traders are skeptical that the accord loosening some economic sanctions against Iran in return for limiting nuclear work will lead to a surge in oil supply from what was once OPEC’s second-biggest producer.
CURRENCIES – The pound rose to the strongest level since January against the dollar after a government report confirmed Britain’s economic growth accelerated in the third quarter, boosting demand for U.K. assets.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Unemployment Claims and Core Durable Goods Orders m/m due at 8:30, Chicago PMI at 9:45, Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment at 9:55, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, Natural Gas Storage at 12:00, NZD ANZ Business Confidence at 19:00, AUD Private Capital Expenditure q/q at 19:30 ET.