The Australian share market looks set to open flat after Wall Street closed slightly lower amid investor caution ahead of the French poll and Donald Trump's tax plan announcement.
At 0700 AEST on Monday, the share price futures index was flat at 5,838.
In the US, Wall Street's three major indexes closed slightly lower with investors cautious ahead of Sunday's too-close-to-call French presidential election and US president Donal Trump's expected tax plan announcement on Wednesday.
Locally, in economic news on Monday, CommSec's latest State of the States quarterly report is due out.
CoreLogic's capital city house prices survey for the week just ended is also due to be released.
No major equities news is expected.
The Australian market on Friday higher, boosted by positive overseas leads and a lift in the price of iron ore.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 32.7 points, or 0.56 per cent, to 5,854.1 points.
The broader All Ordinaries index gained 31.2 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 5,885.6 points.
Meanwhile, the Australian dollar is higher against its US counterpart with expectations early results in the French presidential poll will be pro-Europe pushing investors into riskier currencies.
The local currency was trading at 75.87 US cents at 0700 AEST on Monday, from 75.36 on Friday.
CURRENCY SNAPSHOT AT 0700 AEST:
One Australian dollar buys:
* 75.87 US cents, from 75.36 on Friday
* 83.86 Japanese yen, from 82.37 yen
* 69.48 euro cents, from 70.25 cents
* 59.10 British pence, from 58.8 pence
* 107.69 New Zealand cents, from 107.43 NZ cents
BOND SNAPSHOT AT 0700 AEST:
* CGS 5.25 per cent March 2019, 1.656pct, from 1.657pct
* CGS 4.25pct April 2026, 2.481pct, from 2.482pct
Sydney Futures Exchange prices:
* June 2017 10-year bond futures contract at 97.420 (implying a yield of 2.580pct), from 97.430 (2.570pct on Friday
* June 2017 3-year bond futures contract at 98.180 (1.820pct), unchanged.
(*Currency closes taken at 1700 AEST previous local session, bond market closes taken at 1630 AEST previous local session)