What’s in Today’s Report:
- How (and Why) We Calculate Real Interest Rates
Futures are moderately lower following a disappointing night of earnings.
Thursday night was the first bad night of earnings as SNAP and WHR both posted underwhelming results, while numerous European companies also missed estimates.
Economically, the Japanese CPI ran hot (3.0% vs. (E) 2.9%), like virtually every other inflation indicator this week.
Today there are no economic reports and just one Fed speaker, Williams (9:10 a.m. ET), but he shouldn’t move markets.
Instead, the focus will continue to shift toward earnings and the markets needs some good results to rally today. Reports we’re watching today include: VZ ($1.28), AXP ($2.38), SLB ($0.55), HCA ($3.89).