posted at 01:50
Author Name: Mike Bird
Market Update Dec 2 2014
REUTERS/Wolfgang RattayFireworks illuminate the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin November 9, 2009, during celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Germany's DAX just climbed above 10,000 for the first time in nearly six months, ahead of a major ECB decision on monetary policy this Thursday. US futures are up too: the S&P is 4.25 points higher and the Dow is up 42 points ahead of Tuesday's opening. It's a light day for data but several senior Federal Reserve figures are giving speeches later: watch out for news lines from chair Janet Yellen, Stanley Fischer and Lael Brainard, which could give some indication as to the Fed's current stance.

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