What’s in Today’s Report:
- Market Multiple Table: March Update
U.S. futures fell sharply overnight following Russia’s threat to shut the Nord Stream 1 pipeline and the U.S. expressing a willingness to ban imports of Russian oil. But reports of successful evacuations from Ukraine through a corridor agreed upon with Russia has sparked risk on money flows in pre-market trading.
Economic data in Europe was generally good o/n with German Industrial production topping estimates while Eurozone GDP met expectations. Domestically, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell to 95.7 vs. (E) 97.1.
Today, there is one economic report to watch: International Trade in Goods & Services (E: -$84.0B), however, it should not move markets, while the Treasury will hold a 3-Yr Note auction at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Bottom line, the market is attempting to stabilize this morning following yesterday’s route, but for the market to bounce further, we will need to see meaningful de-escalation between Russia and Ukraine over the course of the day.