ECB June Update

Economic Breaker Panel: June Update

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Economic Breaker Panel: June Update
  • NFIB Small Business Optimism Index Takeaways

S&P futures wavered between gains and losses overnight amid mixed economic news and an uptick in new COVID-19 cases across parts of the U.S. while focus turns to the Fed.

In their latest update, the Paris-based OECD now expects a 6.0%-7.6% contraction in the global economy in 2020, the worst in 100 years.

Economically, both China’s CPI and PPI readings for May were well below estimates with the latter pointing to a concerning increase in deflationary pressures (-3.7% YoY) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Looking into today’s session, there is one economic report due out ahead of the bell: CPI (E: 0.0%) before investors will look ahead to the FOMC Meeting Announcement (2:00 p.m. ET) and Fed Chair Press Conference (2:30 p.m. ET) in the afternoon.

Specifically, the Fed’s new economic projections and any clarity on QE plans will be most closely watched items this afternoon and have the most potential to move markets into the close.