Is Bad Economic Data Good For Stocks Now?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Is Bad Economic Data Good For Stocks Now?  No.
  • EIA Analysis and Oil Market Update

S&P 500 futures are solidly higher thanks to strength in tech following very strong NVDA earnings.

NVDA beat earnings estimates and raised guidance on strong AI chip demand and the stock is up 8% pre-market and boosting Nasdaq and S&P 500 futures.

However, the “non-tech” parts of the market are flat to down as investors digest Wednesday’s disappointing economic data.

Today another AI driven rally in tech, following the NVDA earnings, should help support markets.  But, away from tech, markets will be focused on Jobless Claims (242K) and Durable Goods (E: -4.0%), and again the key here is stability, in that the data doesn’t show a sudden deterioration in activity (so spike in claims, drop in Durable Goods) or extreme strength (which would undo yesterday’s Treasury yield decline and weigh on the markets).