What’s in Today’s Report:
- An Update from Dr. Copper
Futures are little changed following more U.S./China trade optimism and mixed earnings.
President Trump said he expects to host Chinese Premier Xi at the White House “soon” and a trade deal could be signed in June.
Earnings after the bell were mixed at INTC badly missed, while F and AMZN both posted solid numbers.
There was no material economic data overnight.
Today should be a generally quiet day as the volume of earnings reports subsides (reports we’re watching include XOM ($0.75), AAL ($0.50) and CVX ($1.26)) and are just two economic reports: Preliminary Q1 ‘19 GDP (E: 2.2%) and Consumer Sentiment (E: 97.1). If GDP is a bad miss (which is unlikely) that might temporarily pressure stocks, but really markets are already looking ahead to next week, which is absolutely full of important macro events and continued earnings.