Repo Market Update (Not Fixed Yet)

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Repo Market Update (Not Fixed Yet)

Futures are modestly higher on more U.S./China optimism following a quiet night of actual news.

U.S./China trade talks are officially scheduled for October 10th and 11th and rhetoric from both sides remains positive ahead of the event.  At this point, a pretty comprehensive U.S./China trade truce is fully expected by the market.

Economically, EU Economic Sentiment and Chinese Industrial Profits both slightly missed estimates although neither number is moving markets.

Today there are two notable economic reports, Durable Goods (E: -1.2%) and Core PCE Price Index (E: 0.2% m/m, 1.8% y/y) and we need to see a “Goldilocks” result of solid Durable Goods (to ease fears about business spending and investment) and tame inflation (Core PCE Price Index is the Fed preferred measure of inflation and it needs to print sub 2%).

There are also two Fed speakers today, Quarles (8:30 p.m. ET) and Harker (12:00 p.m. ET), but neither should move markets.