Economic Breaker Panel: May Update

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Economic Breaker Panel – May Update
  • Chart: Copper Breakdown

Stock futures are trading cautiously higher this morning ahead of the Fed while oil prices are spiking after the EU announced plans for a full Russian oil embargo that will be phased in over the next 6 months.

Economic data was mostly in-line with estimates overnight with Composite PMI reports notably holding up better than the recently released manufacturing PMIs which is a modest tailwind for risk assets this morning.

Looking into today’s session, focus will be on economic data early with the ADP Employment Report (E: 398K) due out ahead of the open while the ISM Services Index (E: 58.9) will be released shortly after the bell. The market will want to see firm data that helps contradict the idea that the Fed is beginning to accelerate the pace of rate hikes into an economic slowdown.

From there, price action should begin to slow as the Fed comes into focus with the FOMC Announcement (2:00 p.m. ET) and Fed Chair Press Conference (2:30 p.m. ET) in the afternoon. A more hawkish than expected Fed could send stocks back down to test Monday’s lows while a not-as-hawkish-as-feared announcement/press conference would open the door to a relief rally back towards 4,300.

On the earnings front, there are a few notables today including: MRNA ($5.18), CVS ($2.14), MAR ($0.94), YUM ($1.07), UBER (-$0.28), and EBAY ($1.03).