U.S. index futures are falling in pre-market trading this Monday, amid anticipation for the Federal Reserve’s two-day monetary policy meeting, which begins today.

As of 6:36 AM, Dow Jones futures (DOWI:DJI) fell 133 points, or 0.34%. S&P 500 futures declined 0.25%, and Nasdaq-100 futures lost 0.27%. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note stood at 4.426%.

In the commodities market, West Texas Intermediate crude for July fell 0.44% to $77.40 a barrel. Brent crude for August fell 0.37%, near $81.33 a barrel. Iron ore traded on the Dalian exchange fell 4.16% to $111.07 per metric ton.

European markets are trading lower, with investors in a holding pattern ahead of the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting and the release of U.S. inflation data. In the UK, employment data released on Tuesday showed a 0.6% increase in salaried employees in May compared to the previous year. However, the unemployment rate rose to 4.4% from 4.3% in the previous quarter.

Asian markets closed mixed, reflecting investor caution ahead of the release of key inflation data from China and the United States, as well as monetary policy announcements from the U.S. and Japan central banks. In Shanghai, the SE index fell 0.76%, while Japan’s Nikkei posted a slight gain of 0.25%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped 1.04%, while South Korea’s Kospi inched up 0.15%. Australia’s ASX 200 recorded a 1.33% decline.

After a tepid performance in recent sessions, U.S. stock markets fluctuated without a clear direction on Monday, closing with slight gains. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 indices reached new records, with the Dow Jones rising 69.05 points to 38.868,04. The S&P 500 gained 13.80 points to 5.360,79, and the Nasdaq increased 59.40 points, closing at 17.192,53. Caution dominated the market ahead of crucial events, including the Federal Reserve meeting and the release of important economic reports.

Academy Sports (NASDAQ:ASO), Motorcar Parts of America (NASDAQ:MPAA), Lilium (NASDAQ:LILM), Zeekr (NYSE:ZK), and others are scheduled to report their quarterly earnings before the market opens.

After the close, results are expected from Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), Casey’s (NASDAQ:CASY), PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS), Rubrik (NYSE:RBRK), Mama’s Creations (NASDAQ:MAMA), Vistagen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VTGN), and more.

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