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FOMC Takeaways (Dovish Gamechanger?)

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Fed Takeaways
  • EIA Analysis and Oil Update

Stock futures are rallying towards all-time highs and gold is up nearly 3% while the dollar and bond yields continued to decline overnight as global investors cheered the dovish Fed and rising prospects of a U.S.-China trade deal.

There were no notable economic, central bank, or trade war headlines since yesterday’s close.

Geopolitically, Iran claimed it shot down a U.S. spy drone overnight which triggered a fear bid in global oil prices. WTI is up nearly 3% on the news.

Looking into today’s session, there are two economic numbers due out ahead of the bell: Jobless Claims (E: 219K) and the Philadelphia Fed Survey (E: 11.0) but neither should materially move markets while no Fed officials are scheduled to speak.

Momentum is clearly higher for stocks right now and investor optimism surrounding this week’s dovish central bank developments and improving prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal very well may help drive the S&P to fresh all-time highs today.