What’s in Today’s Report:
- Market Multiple Price Chart: S&P 500
- A Quick Note on Coronavirus Data
- Can Gold Continue Higher? Yes, Here’s Why
International markets were mixed o/n and U.S. stock futures are little changed in choppy trade as investors continue to look for clarity on infection and death statistics related to COVID-19 while digesting a volatile start to the week.
Economically, Japanese Machine Orders rose 2.3% in Feb. vs. (E) -2.7, underscoring the resilience of the manufacturing sector as the coronavirus outbreak began to accelerate.
There are no economic reports due to be released today but the Treasury will hold a 30-Yr Bond Auction at 1:00 p.m. ET and then the Minutes of the most recent FOMC Meeting will be released at 2:00 p.m. ET.
With investors still primarily focused on any developments regarding the coronavirus pandemic, it is unlikely that those two catalysts will move markets today however if there are any surprises, we could see a reaction as volatility remains elevated amid an uncertain macro backdrop.