Blogs

06/21/2018 Morning Brief

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Economic

The US Federal Reserve will release its yearly stress tests of big banks later today. In Fed Speak, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari is set to speak in Minneapolis at 9:00 a.m. ET. On the economic calendar today we Jobless Claims and the Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook due out at 8:30 am ET. FHFA House Price index at 9:00 am ET and Leading indicators at 10:00 am ET.

Equity markets –

S&P futures are trading flat to lower this morning, (-0.08%)

Asian markets were mixed overnight.

06/20/2018 Morning Brief

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Economic

Market is anticipating temporary pause in tariff talk from the US & China. In Fed Speak Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to participate in a panel discussion with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, and Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe on "Monetary Policy at a Time of Uncertainty and Tight Labor Markets" at the 2018 ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra Portugal at 9:30 today. On the economic calendar today we have Existing Home Sales coming out at 10:00 am ET.

06/14/18 Morning Brief

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Economic

Fed policy makers on Wednesday raised their target range on the central bank's benchmark short-term interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point while boosting their projections for how much they will raise rates this year and next. On the economic calendar today we have Jobless Claims, Retails Sales and Import / Export prices reports due out at 8:30 am ET.

Equity markets –

S&P futures are trading slightly higher this morning, (0.27%)

Asian markets were lower overnight.

06/13/2018 Morning Brief

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Economic

The Federal Reserve will announce their decision on interest rates today at 2:00 pm ET. While a ¼ point increase is expected, traders will be paying close attention to the official statement for indications of future rate changes. On the economic calendar today the producer price index at 8:30 am, then the Atlanta Fed business inflation expectations report at 10 am. The much-watched EIA domestic oil inventories release is at 10:30 am.

Equity markets –

S&P futures are trading slightly higher this morning, (0.08%)

06/12/2018 Morning Brief

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Economic

The Fed begins its two-day policy meeting in Washington today and officials are widely expected to raise interest rates by another quarter percentage point. White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow suffered heart attack. On the economic calendar today the May CPI index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2%.

Equity markets –

S&P futures are trading higher this morning, (0.15%)

Asian markets were higher overnight.

Close Change %Change

06/11/18 Morning Brief

Monday, June 11, 2018
Economic

The Federal Reserve meets this week and it it widely expected that they will announce an interest rate increase to 2% from 1.75%. Traders are looking to hear clues for their forward policy plans for the rest of 2018. The FOMC meeting begins on Tuesday with the policy announcement on Wednesday. Data this week includes CPI, PPI, retail sales, and industrial production.

Equity markets –

S&P futures are trading lower this morning, (-0.02%)

Asian markets were higher overnight.

06/08/2018 Morning Brief

Friday, June 8, 2018
Economic

The leaders of the G7 nations will be in Canada this weekend for trade discussions. Concerns over a trade war are creating fear in the financial markets. Next week we have a Federal Reserve meeting where a hike in interest rates is expected, Policy announcement from the European Central Bank and the U.S / North Korea summit. On the economic calendar today we have wholesale trade figures coming out at 10 am ET

Equity markets –

S&P futures are trading lower this morning, (0.49%)

Asian markets were lower overnight.

Pages