What’s in Today’s Report:
- Digging Deeper into the Yield Curve
S&P futures are rebounding solidly this morning after Secretary Mnuchin reiterated that a U.S.-China trade deal is 90% complete while oil prices surge ahead of weekly data.
WTI crude oil futures are up nearly 2% after the API reported a weekly supply draw of over 7M bbls late on Tuesday which nearly tripled expectations (-2.6M bbls).
Economically, the German GfK Consumer Climate headline fell to 9.8 vs. (E) 10.0 in July, underscoring investor concerns about the EU economy.
After Mnuchin’s comments this morning, market focus has returned to the trade war and investors will be looking for any additional commentary out of Washington regarding the upcoming meeting between Trump and Xi or any other details on trade.
There are no Fed speakers today but there are two economic reports to watch that could potentially move markets, especially given the less dovish Fed speak yesterday: Durable Goods Orders (E: -0.1%) and International Trade in Goods (E: -$71.5B).