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Futures are slightly higher as Powell’s dovish comments continue to be digested amid more Goldilocks economic data overnight.

In Asia, Australian Retail Sales rose 0.6% vs. (E) 0.3% but China’s Services PMI dropped to 51.2 vs. (E) 53.4.

In Europe, the Eurozone Composite PMI fell to 50.9 vs. (E) 50.8 while the EU PPI fell -4.2% y/y vs. (E) -4.1%, both of which are helping bonds remain stable ahead of multiple important economic releases in the U.S. today.

Looking into today’s session we will first get more labor market data with the ADP Report (E: 161K) and Jobless Claims (E: 233K) releases before the open. The market is looking for as-expected numbers and any signs of material weakness or data that is “too hot” could trigger some profit taking in thin holiday trading with stock indices sitting on record highs.

At the top of the 10:00 a.m. hour Wall Street time, the ISM Services Index (E: 53.0) and Factory Orders (E: 0.2%) reports will be released. The ISM will be the release to watch with investors again looking for stability in the headline but also a favorable move lower in the prices subindex to help confirm the disinflation trend has indeed resumed.

There is also one Fed speaker today: Williams (7:00 a.m. ET) and the FOMC Minutes will be released at 2:00 p.m. ET which is after the NYSE’s early close (1:00 p.m. ET) ahead of the 4th of July holiday tomorrow.

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