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STOCKS – European stocks advanced, following their largest three-day slump in seven months, as mining companies climbed and Siemens AG posted profit that beat estimates. U.S. futures also gained, while Asian shares fell.
BONDS – Treasuries fell for a second day on speculation the Federal Reserve is planning to further taper stimulus and as emerging markets staged a recovery from last week’s sell-off, damping demand for the safest assets.
COMMODITIES – Natural gas rose in New York, rebounding from the biggest drop in almost nine months, as a winter storm is poised to hit parts of southern U.S. and colder weather is forecast in the north.
CURRENCIES – The British Pound weakened from near a 2 1/2-year high against the dollar after a report showed the pace of Britain’s fourth-quarter economic expansion fell short of some analysts’ expectations..
ECONOMIC DATA – US Core Durable Goods Orders due at 8:30, S&P/CS Composite-20 HPI y/y at 9:00, CB Consumer Confidence at 10:00 ET.