Hard Landing vs. Soft Landing Scoreboard

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  • Hard Landing vs. Soft Landing Scoreboard
  • Chart: 10-Yr Yield Quickly Approaching Last Week’s “Hawkish Technical Target”

Stock futures are lower and there is a modest fear bid in Treasuries this morning. This is amid renewed worries about China’s property sector and growing angst about a potential government shutdown in the U.S.

After one of China’s largest property developers, Evergrande, missed a debt payment, multiple former executives were arrested overnight adding to worries about the embattled sector and the Chinese economy more broadly.

Also, multiple ratings agencies have offered negative warnings regarding the impact of a government shutdown on U.S. debt as the deadline for Congress to reach a deal on spending is just days away. Any progress towards a deal will be a modest positive for risk assets today.

Looking further into today’s session, there are several economic reports to watch this morning including: Case-Shiller Home Price Index (E: 0.6%), New Home Sales (E: 699K), and Consumer Confidence (E: 105.9). To stabilize, markets will want to see more Goldilocks data showing stable but slowing growth and demand metrics and no signs of rising price pressures.

In the afternoon, there is a 2-Yr Treasury Note auction at 1:00 p.m. ET, the first since the hawkish Fed meeting so the results very well could move yields and impact stocks today. Finally, there is one Fed speaker: Bowman (1:30 p.m. ET), and if “higher for longer” is reiterated, that could weigh on risk assets.

Hard Landing vs. Soft Landing Scoreboard

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