Four Keys to a Bottom (Some Progress Achieved)

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Four Keys to a Bottom – Some Progress Achieved
  • Weekly Market Preview (Busy Despite the Holiday)
  • Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet (All About Flash PMIs and Housing).

Futures are marginally lower following a very quiet weekend as markets digest the Thursday/Friday rally.

There were no new developments on the Fed or U.S./China trade over the weekend so markets will start this week looking for something to further the recent positive momentum on both topics.

Economically, Japanese exports slightly missed estimates at 8.2% vs. (E) 9.0% but that’s not moving markets.

As mentioned, markets will be looking daily for any comments that reinforce the dovish comments from Fed Vice Chair Clarida on Friday and apparent improvement in U.S./China trade (Trump was positive on this Friday afternoon).  But that said, today should be pretty quiet as there is just on economic report, Housing Market Index (E: 68.00), and one Fed speaker, Williams (9:40 a.m. ET, 10:45 a.m. ET, 3:15 a.m. ET).