How to Explain Any Pullbacks to Clients

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • How to Explain Any Pullbacks to Clients (Why Too Hot or Too Cold Data Is a Negative for Markets)
  • Weekly Market Preview:  Can Goldilocks Data Continue to Support Stocks?
  • Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet:  All About Jobs (Jobs Report Friday, Claims Thursday, ADP Wednesday, JOLTS Tomorrow)

Futures are little changed following mixed global economic and inflation readings.

In China, the July PMIs were mixed as manufacturing was slightly better (49.3 vs. (E) 49.2) while services were worse (51.5 vs. (E) 52.9) and the result is markets will still want more stimulus from Chinese officials.

On inflation, EU flash core HICP (their CPI) rose 5.5% y/y vs. (E) 5.4% y/y, hinting at stickier than expected inflation.

This will be a busy week of data and earnings, but it starts slowly as there’s just one notable economic report today, the Chicago PMI (E: 43.5) and only a few notable earnings: ANET ($1.43), ZI ($0.23), WDC ($-2.01).  So, barring any major negative earnings announcements, we’d expect generally quiet trading ahead of an increase in activity starting tomorrow.