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What’s in Today’s Report:
- Market Multiple Table: Evidence of Some Deterioration in the Fundamentals
Futures are modestly lower on another negative AAPL article and more mixed economic data.
AAPL shares fell another 3% pre-market as Bloomberg also reported certain Chinese government agencies would be banned from using foreign made phones.
Economically, Chinese exports were no worse than feared (-8.8%). However, German Industrial Production missed estimates (-0.8% vs. (E) -0.2%) as global recession fears crept higher.
Today focus will be on economic data and Fed speak. The two key reports to watch are Jobless Claims (E: 238K) and Unit Labor Costs (E: 1.7%). Markets will want to see the former rise more than expected (but not too much more) and the later be less than expectations. The opposite (low claims and high Unit Labor Costs) will push Treasuries higher and weigh further on stocks.
Turning to the Fed, New York Fed President Williams speaks at 3:30 ET. Since he’s part of Fed leadership, we’ll pay attention and markets will hope he hints that rate hikes are done. Bostic also speaks at 3:45 ET but his message will likely be predictably dovish, and as such it won’t move markets.
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