A Critical Week for Markets

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • A Critical Week for Markets
  • Weekly Economic Cheatsheet:  CPI on Wednesday is the key report.
  • Weekly Market Preview:  Can a soft CPI report continue to support markets?

Futures are slightly higher thanks to solid Chinese economic data and following a mostly quiet weekend.

Chinese exports rose more than expected (18% vs. (E) 14.1%) and that’s helping to slightly improve global economic sentiment.

Politically, Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act over the weekend as expected and it should become law this week. But, markets don’t expect any meaningful impact on corporate earnings in the n

Today there are no notable economic reports and most of the focus will be on the specific implications of the Inflation Reduction Act, which should pass the House this week.  But, this bill does not appear to have any meaningful macro-economic implications.  So, markets will look ahead to Wednesday’s all-important CPI report, and with stocks still extended, it needs to be better than expectations to support the rally.