Key Levels to Watch on Fed Day (Technical Tear-Sheet)

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What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Key Levels to Watch on Fed Day (Printable/Shareable Tear-Sheet)
  • Economic Data Takeaways – Employment Cost Index, Eurozone CPI, Case-Shiller HPI

Futures are slightly lower as traders digest more weak economic data overseas ahead of today’s Fed decision.

Economically, Manufacturing PMIs in China and the U.K. both disappointed. Both came in under the 50 threshold indicating contraction in the sector in both countries. This is weighing modestly on stocks this morning ahead of the Fed.

Looking into today’s session, focus will be on economic data early. The October ADP Employment Report (E: 150K), JOLTS (E: 9.375 million), and ISM Manufacturing Index (E: 49.0) are all due to be released this morning.

From there, attention will turn to the Fed with the FOMC Meeting Announcement at 2:00 p.m. ET followed by Fed Chair Powell’s press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET. Investors are hoping for a dovish message from the Fed, and if they deliver, a continued relief rally is likely this afternoon.

Lastly, outside of the policy decision and economic data, there are some notable earnings releases today. With: CVS ($2.13) and W ($2.98) releasing results before the open, and PYPL ($1.23), QCOM ($1.80), ABNB ($2.08), MET ($1.99) and AIG ($1.55) reporting after the close.

Key Levels to Watch on Fed Day

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