What’s in Today’s Report:
- The Next Positive Catalyst For Stocks (Potentially)
- Weekly Market Preview
- Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet (Chinese Exports The Big Number This Week)
Futures are slightly weaker following a generally quiet weekend as markets digest last week’s rally.
Economic data was mixed and is putting mild pressure on stocks this morning as German exports missed expectations (-1.3% vs. (E) 0.1%), reminding markets the global economy isn’t healed yet.
U.S./China trade talks ended last week without an announcement of a deal but talks will continue this week via video-conference and a deal is still widely expected.
Today there are no economic reports and no Fed speakers, so focus will remain on any U.S./China headlines (again a deal could be announced any minute). But, barring any surprises today should be generally quiet as the big events of the week (FOMC Minutes, Chinese data, bank earnings) happen Wed-Friday.