Pre-Market Trading Report for Stock, Bond, Commodity and Currency Markets


STOCKS – European stocks were little changed, paring earlier gains, as investors weighed corporate earnings and watched developments in Ukraine. U.S. index futures were also little changed and Asian shares rose.

BONDS – Treasury market volatility declined to a 10-month low as investors tried to discern how much winter weather is responsible for slowing the economy.

COMMODITIES – Gold climbed toward a four-month high in London as the standoff between Russia and Ukraine spurred demand for a haven.

CURRENCIES – A gauge of expected currency volatility fell to the lowest in almost 15 months as investors waited to see how a standoff between Ukraine and Russia over the region of Crimea will be resolved.

ECONOMIC DATA – US JOLTS Job Openings due at 10:00, GBP NIESR GDP Estimate at 11:00 ET.

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