What’s in Today’s Report:
- If There’s a Pullback in Early 2020, Where Is Support? (Technical Update)
Futures are little changed this morning following another quiet night of news as markets digest the Q4 gains.
On trade, the House of Representatives passed the USMCA, as was widely expected and already priced in.
Economic data was largely in-line as Japanese CPI (0.5%) and German GfK Consumer Climate (9.7 vs. (E) 9.6) both met expectations.
Today focus will remain on economic data, and we have several more notable reports including, in order of importance: Core PCE Price Index (E: 0.2%), Consumer Sentiment (E: 99.2), Final Q3 ‘19 GDP (E: 2.1%). The Core PCE Price Index, which is the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation, needs to continue to show subdued inflation pressures, as a sudden surge in inflation is the only thing that could get the Fed to become more hawkish. Finally, today is a quadruple witching options expiration so don’t be shocked if there’s elevated volumes and some volatility into the close.