What’s in Today’s Report:
- Weekly Market Preview: Do the Banks Stabilize?
- Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet: Key Inflation Data on Friday
Futures are modestly higher following the successful merger of Silicon Valley Bank over the weekend.
First Citizens agreed to buy much of Silicon Valley Bank’s assets, and that resolution combined with larger deposit insurance chatter is helping stocks to rally this morning.
Economically, the only notable report overnight was the German Ifo Business Expectations and it was better than expected at 91.2 vs. (E) 88.0.
Today focus will remain on the banks and as has been the case, Frist Republic is the key – resolution for that bank remains the next step towards broader stability in the banking sector. Economically, today we get the Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index (E: -13.5) and have one Fed speaker, Jefferson at 5:00 p.m. ET, but neither should move markets.