What’s in Today’s Report:
- Is Tech Still An Anchor on the S&P 500?
Futures are slightly higher following a better night of earnings and more encouraging inflation data.
Earnings from NFLX and PPG were solid after yesterday’s close and that’s helping to slightly bolster sentiment.
On inflation, Japanese CPI was slightly better than estimates (4.0% y/y vs. (E) 4.1%) and that will help to reduce hawkish expectations for the BOJ.
Today there’s just one economic report, Existing Home Sales (E: 3.97 million) and that shouldn’t move markets. So, focus will be on Fed speak and we get two speakers today: Harker (9:00 a.m. ET) and Waller (1:00 p.m. ET). If they reiterate the desire for Fed Funds to get above 5%, despite the recent progress on inflation, that will be a mild headwind on stocks.
On earnings, two notable results to watch today are ALLY ($0.98) and STT ($2.00).