Another Factor Fueling the Rally

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • SPX Breaks Through Several Key Resistance Levels: Chart
  • Another Factor Fueling the Rally

Stock futures are slightly higher this morning as yesterday’s sizeable rally is digested amid news that Russia will resume gas flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline this week.

Economically, German PPI came in below expectation but U.K CPI and PPI both came in slightly hot which is offering mixed signals regarding whether we have reached peak inflation not globally.

Looking into today’s session, we will get another report on the housing market: Existing Home Sales (E: 5.400M), and investors will again be looking for a less dismal print than Monday’s Housing Market Index release.

There are no Fed speakers today, but the Treasury will hold a 20-Yr Bond auction at 1:00 p.m. ET that could move yields and impact equity trading (especially if it sends yields meaningfully higher).

Finally, traders will remain focused on earnings with ABT ($1.07) and BIIB ($4.10) releasing results ahead of the bell and TSLA ($1.73), UAL ($1.86), CSX ($0.47), and DFS ($3.74) reporting after the close.

Bottom line, near-term market momentum has taken a decidedly bullish shift, and while we could see a modest pullback as yesterday’s outsized gains are digested further if news flow remains even slightly positive, the path of least resistance is still higher into the end of the week.