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What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Jobs Report Preview
  • What Political Dysfunction Means for Markets (Not Now, But Later)

Futures are slightly higher following more signs of disinflation in the EU.

Euro Zone PPI fell more than expected (-0.9% vs. (E ) -0.5%) and that’s the third EU inflation statistic this week to imply inflation has peaked and is receding.

Politically, Rep. McCarthy failed to become Speaker again yesterday although he is expected to win eventually.

Focus today will be on economic data and the key reports are all employment related:  Challenger job cuts (Previous 76,835), ADP Employment Report (E: 145K) and Jobless Claims (E: 228K).  Again, markets want to see a moderation in this employment data so underwhelming reports will be embraced by the market.  Finally, we also have two Fed speakers, Bostic (9:20 a.m. ET) and Bullard (1:20 p.m. ET), but data will move markets more than Fed speak at this point.