What’s in Today’s Report:
- The FOMC Wildcard to Watch: Powell’s Presser
- The Oil Rally (And How Long It Can Last)
Stock futures are slightly positive this morning ahead of the Fed today while global markets were largely flat after another quiet night of news.
There were no market moving economic reports overnight.
Oil prices are slightly lower this morning after the API reported a +2.9M bbl build in crude stocks vs. (E) -1.3M bbls draw ahead of this morning’s weekly EIA release.
Today, the main market focus will be the Fed Events: FOMC Announcement and Forecasts (2:00 p.m. ET), Fed Chair Press Conference (2:30 p.m. ET) although, there is also one economic report out in the U.S. this morning: New Home Sales (E: 630K).
Barring any bombshell headlines about trade or to a lesser degree, politics, it is likely to be a quiet session with price action being driven by positioning until the Fed starts up at 2:00 p.m. ET.