CPI Preview Scenarios: Good, Bad, Ugly

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What’s in Today’s Report:

  • CPI Preview Scenarios: Good, Bad, Ugly
  • Table: CME FedWatch Tool Shows No Additional Rate Hikes This Cycle

Stock futures are modestly lower today as ORCL offered disappointed revenue guidance after yesterday’s close. And, while economic data was largely disappointing overnight.

Economically, the German ZEW Survey’s Current Conditions Index fell to -79.4 vs. (E) -71.3. U.K. Also, wage growth rose to 8.5% vs. (E) 8.2% stoking stagflation concerns in Europe.

Domestically, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell to 91.3 vs. (E) 91.7 in August. This was well below the long-term average of 98.0 pointing to deteriorating sentiment among small business owners.

Today, there are no additional economic reports today and no Fed officials are scheduled to speak which will leave equity traders focused on AAPL’s new product event. Tech shares have been driving the major stock indices so far this week (TSLA and QCOM yesterday, ORCL this morning) so any meaningful reaction in AAPL shares will likely move the broader indices as focus turns ahead to CPI tomorrow.

Finally, there is a 10-Yr T-Note auction at 1:00 p.m. ET that could move fixed-income markets and see equities reprice inflation expectations ahead of tomorrow’s widely anticipated inflation release, but no major moves are expected before tomorrow’s CPI print.

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