What’s in Today’s Report:
- Market Multiple Table Chart
- Update on Credit Suisse
- An Important Difference Between Now and 2008
Futures are little changed despite the Swiss National Bank providing Credit Suisse (CS) liquidity, as that news isn’t eliminating general market anxiety.
Credit Suisse is rallying more than 20% pre-open after it was granted a $54 billion credit line from the Swiss National Bank.
Despite the positive CS news, investors remain very nervous and jittery about U.S. regional banks (especially FRC).
Today is an important day as there are numerous potentially market moving events this morning, with the most important being the ECB Decision (E: 50 bps hike). Markets will want to see the ECB “blink” in the face of market turmoil and hike less than 50 bps. If the ECB sticks to a 50 bps hike, don’t be shocked to see more volatility today.
Economically, the hope that the Fed “blinks” and does not hike 25 bps next week has helped support stock and bond markets this week, so investors will want to see today’s economic data come in soft enough to make no hike more likely next week. Key reports today are, in order of importance: Philly Fed (E: -15.8), Jobless Claims (E: 205K), Housing Starts (E: 1.315M).