What’s in Today’s Report:
- CPI Preview: Focus on the Core Figure
- Chart – Gold Moving Higher in Well Defined Uptrend
U.S. stock futures are tracking global shares higher in moderate risk-on trading this morning as investors look past Powell’s lack of commentary of monetary policy plans yesterday and await tomorrow’s all-important CPI data.
Economically, Retail Sales reports in both Australia and Italy handily beat expectations overnight, adding to optimism for a global economic soft landing.
There are no market-moving economic reports today and no Fed officials are scheduled to speak.
That leaves just one potential market catalyst today, a 10-Yr Treasury Note auction at 1:00 p.m. ET. And while it is possible a surprise outcome in the auction moves yields and causes some modest moves in equities in the afternoon, the session is likely to be mostly quiet as traders position into the CPI report.