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A rally is underway after Putin's ordering of forces back to their bases after the completion of training exercises. In his first public comments since the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych, he called the action an illegal coup but said he'd only send soldiers into the country in an extreme case. S&P 500 (SPY), Nasdaq 100 (QQQ), and DJIA (DIA) futures are all ahead 1%.
The Stoxx 50 is higher by 2.2% and Asia posted moderate gains overnight.
Russia's Micex is up more than 5%
Gold and oil give back a portion of yesterday's gains, each off slightly more than 1%, and Treasury prices give it all back and more, the 10-year yield now higher by six basis points to 2.66%.
Major U.S. stock index futures are all off about 1% as the chance of military conflict in Eastern Europe builds following Russia's seizing of control of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
"[An] incredible act of aggression," says Secretary of State John Kerry as he heads to Kiev to show support for the new Ukrainian government.
Gold has its tail way in the air, up 1.6% to $1,344 per ounce, and money is also flowing into U.S. Treasurys with the 10-year yield off five basis points to 2.60%. WTI crude oil is ahead 1.5% to $104.16.
S&P 500 (SPY) futures are off 0.3% as earnings continue to roll in and ahead of Janet Yellen's appearance in the Senate later today. What's the Fed Chair's take on recent weak economic statistics and the weather?
Europe's caught in a sizable selloff, with the Stoxx 50's -1.3% led by a 1.7% decline in Germany (EWG). Asia was mostly higher, led by the Hang Seng's 1.7% gain.
Treasury yields dip another basis point after yesterday's big move lower, the 10-year now at 2.65%. Gold's up a couple of dollars to $1,332 per ounce.
Stock index futures are just marginally lower as earnings continue to roll in and China tumbles another 2.1% amid continued weakness in the yuan. The tightly controlled yuan has been falling amid growing signs of economic weakness in the country and worries (several years old now) about China's bubbly housing market.
Europe is showing moderate losses.
The 10-year Treasury yield is flat at 2.74% and gold is off a couple of dollars to $1,334 per ounce.
Stock index futures are off marginally amid a moderate global selloff following the slightly hawkish tilt to FOMC minutes yesterday and with weak Chinese PMI numbers also giving writers an easy opening line for their stories.
Europe's down about 1% and the Nikkei led declines in Asia, falling 2.15%.
The 10-year Treasury yield is down two basis points to 2.72% and gold slips 0.5% to $1,314 per ounce.
Stock index futures are marginally higher after yesterday's modest rally and as earnings continue to pour in.
A European move higher is being led by Italy's 1.6% gain after the resignation of the Prime Minister there yesterday. Asia was mostly higher, but the Nikkei stumbled to a 1.5% loss.
After yesterday's big decline in response to weak economic data, the 10-year Treasury yield is higher by a basis point to 2.74%. Gold continues a big rally for the year, up another 1.3% in early trade to $1,317 per ounce.