US STOCKS-Futures track global markets lower as bond rout continues

jueves 7 de mayo de 2015 07:24 GYT

* Futures down: Dow 76 pts, S&P 9 pts, Nasdaq 19 pts

By Tanya Agrawal

May 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, following global markets, as the global bond rout continued and ahead of the release of weekly jobless claims numbers.

* World financial markets were unsettled again as the week-long sell-off in bonds, stocks and the dollar and a race up in oil prices showed little sign of relenting.

* The euro hit a ten-week peak, tracking European bond yields higher and benefiting from a sell-off in the dollar.

* U.S. Treasuries fell on Wednesday, weighed down by the bond market slide that pushed yields to 2015 peaks.

* Fed Chair Janet Yellen's warning on Wednesday of high equity valuations also added pressure to the U.S. stock market as anxiety about interest rates continue.

* At 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT), the U.S. Labor Department will release jobless claims figures, which is expected to show new applications likely picked up last week.

* U.S. private employers added far fewer jobs last month than economists expected, posing a downside risk for the more comprehensive nonfarm payrolls report due on Friday.   Continuación...