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Futures are slightly higher despite negative COVID news from China and after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he intends to resign.

COVID cases rose in Shanghai to the highest level since late May, prompting mass testing and increasing concerns of another lockdown.

Politically, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce his resignation, but this shouldn’t impact stocks.

Today’s focus will be on Jobless Claims (E: 230K) and a continued slow drift higher will imply the jobs market is softening, which is needed if the Fed is going to get to “Peak Hawkishness” sooner than later.  We also have two Fed speakers, Bullard (1:00 p.m. ET) and Waller (1:00 p.m. ET) and we should expect their commentary to be hawkish (they’re two of the louder hawks on the Fed).