What’s in Today’s Report:
- Market Setup into the Fed Decision
- Weekly Market Preview: All About the Terminal Rate
- Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet: Flash PMIs Friday
Futures are moderately lower mostly on momentum from last week’s declines and following a generally quiet weekend of news.
Geo-politically, Russian President Putin and Ukrainian President Zelensky gave interviews over the weekend and neither implied the war would end anytime soon, which is a mild disappointment for markets.
Chinese authorities ended the lockdowns in Chengdu, but gave no indication the “Zero COVID” policy will change.
Today the calendar is sparse given there’s only one economic report, Housing Market Index (E: 48), and the UK and Japanese markets are closed. So, positioning ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC decision should drive markets, and unless we get some positive corporate commentary to offset the FDX guidance, the path of least resistance into the Fed is lower.