What’s in Today’s Report:
- Bottom Line: More Volatility Ahead (But Not Necessarily A Correction)
- Weekly Market Preview: All About Inflation (Still)
- Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet: Friday’s the Most Important Day This Week
Futures are moderately higher as markets ignore more Bitcoin volatility following a generally quiet weekend.
Bitcoin volatility remained elevated, with the cryptocurrency falling more than 10% over the weekend, and then bouncing back more than 5% this morning, but markets are ignoring the volatility so far today.
There were no notable economic reports over the weekend, nor any notable central bank speak.
Today there are multiple Fed speakers but we’ll be watching Brainard (9:00 a.m. ET) and Mester (11:00 a.m. ET) specifically to see if there’s any reference to thinking about tapering (if there is look for a small hawkish response from markets). Bostic (12:00 p.m. ET) and George (5:30 p.m. ET) also speak today but shouldn’t move markets.