What’s in Today’s Report:
- New S&P 500 Measured Move Targets
Futures are solidly higher following a generally quiet night as markets again try to extend this week’s rally.
Economically, British Retail Sales were much stronger than expected, rising 12% vs (E) 6.5% and adding to the better than expected data this week.
New daily coronavirus cases continued to increase in the U.S., but markets for now continue to look past the recent uptick.
Today there are no notable economic reports, although there are multiple Fed speakers including: Powell (1:00 p.m. ET), Rosengren (10:15 a.m. ET), Quarles (12:00 p.m. ET), Mester (1:00 p.m. ET). But, given Powell’s testimony earlier this week, it’s unlikely any of the Fed officials say anything to materially move markets.
Finally, today is a “quad witch” quarterly options expiration, so we should expect big volumes and an uptick in volatility into the close.