World stock markets were mostly lower overnight as the marketplace reality sets in that there will be less accommodative monetary policies from the world's major central banks-after nearly a decade of easy-money initiatives.
Higher world government bond market yields this week are also bearish for the global equities markets. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward narrowly mixed openings when the New York day session begins.
Gold prices are weaker in pre-U.S. session trading. Bearish near-term charts are keeping the sellers confident.