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Additional Fed QE Takeaways

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Additional Fed QE Takeaways

Futures are limit up this morning and money flows were decidedly risk-on overnight as several sources, including individual Senators, suggested that the near $2T stimulus package will be passed today.

Additionally, the spread of the coronavirus showed signs of slowing in the last 24 hours while economically, global Flash PMI data was not as bad as feared overnight with manufacturing components universally topping estimates.

Today, there are two economic reports due to be released: PMI Composite Flash (E: 44.2) and New Home Sales (E: 743K), and one Fed official scheduled to speak: Bullard (9:45 a.m. ET). There is also a 2-Yr Treasury Note Auction at 1:00 p.m. ET.

With two of the three “keys to market stabilization” either accomplished (Fed stimulus) or in progress (slowing spread of the virus), all eyes will remain on Capitol Hill today. And if the massive economic stimulus package passes a vote in the Senate, expect a relief rally to follow as investor sentiment should become decidedly less gloomy.