What’s in Today’s Report:
- As Tech Goes, So Goes the SPY (And Tech Is Facing Headwinds)
Futures are enjoying a modest bounce following yesterdays’ declines after a generally quiet night of news.
Economic data was solid overnight as both EU (56.2 vs. (E) 56.1) and UK (54.9 vs. (E) 54.1) September Composite PMIs beat estimates, reflecting stability in the global economic recovery.
On inflation, Euro Zone PPI rose 1.1% vs. (E) 1.3%, implying inflation pressures could be starting to ease.
Today focus will be on economic data and specifically the ISM Services PMI (E: 60.0). Markets will want to see stability in this number to further confirm the COVID spike in July/August didn’t have a lasting impact on the recovery. We also get two Fed speakers today, Barkin (10:30 a.m. ET) and Quarles (1:15 p.m. ET), and markets will continue to be on the lookout for any signs of a compromise on the reconciliation/debt ceiling bill (although nothing material is expected today).