US stock and bond futures are lower for the second day. Both stocks and bonds fell yesterday and are sliding today as investors digest earnings, taxes and inflation. At 10am we will get a preliminary read on November consumer sentiment with estimates at 100.00. European shares are mostly lower with most sectors lower as investors take profits. Asian shares closed mostly lower with the Nikkei 225 falling for a second day after a record run. China announced plans to ease restrictions on foreign ownership of Chinese financial companies. The new rules would allow foreign ownership up to 51%.