10 Things To Know Before the Opening Bell

Posted by Matthew Boesler - Business Insider

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Screen shot 2013-06-17 at 5.30.59 AMGood morning. Here’s what you need to know.

– Markets in Asia were higher in overnight trading. The Japanese Nikkei 225 rose 2.7% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng advanced 1.2%. European markets are higher across the board, led by France, up 1.7%. In the United States, futures point to a positive open.

– The big story for markets this week will be the Federal Reserve’s FOMC monetary policy meeting, which concludes Wednesday and is followed by an afternoon press conference with Chairman Ben Bernanke. Many expect the FOMC to strike a dovish tone after bonds have sold off aggressively due to fears over tapering back of monetary stimulus.

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