Could the Yield Curve Be Wrong This Time?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Could the Yield Curve Be Wrong This Time?
  • Chart: 10s-2s Yield Curve Spread Near Multi-Decade Lows

Futures are lower this morning as economic data confirmed weakness in the global manufacturing sector while the RBA unexpectedly paused their rate hiking cycle at the conclusion of their latest meeting overnight.

Economically, China’s Manufacturing PMI fell to a contractionary reading of 49.2 vs. (E) 50.1 while the Eurozone PMI met estimates at a very weak reading of 42.7, underscoring the challenges facing the global manufacturing sector.

Looking into today’s session, there are several economic reports to watch: ISM Manufacturing Index (E: 46.5), Construction Spending (E: 0.6%), and JOLTS (E: 9.650 million). Investors will be looking for better than feared manufacturing data in the U.S. and signs that the domestic labor market is softening but not collapsing.

Earnings season also continues with multiple notable companies reporting quarterly results today including: UBER ($0.00), PFE ($0.57), CAT ($4.51), and JBLU ($0.40) before the open and AMD ($0.57), SBUX ($0.95), and AIG ($1.54) after the close.