Technical Market Update – Bounce or Bottom?, U.S./China Trade Update (What’s Next and What Sectors Benefit), Futures are modestly lower as markets digest the recent rally following a quiet night of news. Today focus will remain on the Fed as we get multiple Fed speakers, highlighted by Fed Chair Powell (1:00 PM) and Vice Chair Clarida (5:30 PM) and more.
Technical update, economic data recap, EIA analysis and oil update and more. Today, there is one important economic report to watch: Industrial Production (E: 0.2%) and two Fed speakers: Clarida before the open (8:30 a.m. ET) and Evans just before lunch (11:30 a.m. ET), otherwise, focus will be on tech shares today as if the bad earnings from NVDA weigh on the sector more broadly, then stocks will have a hard time extending yesterday’s bounce.
Market Technical Update (Three Support Levels for the S&P 500 and a Line in the Sand for the VIX), but today focus will remain on earnings (which were “ok” overnight and this morning as AXP, PYPL and HON beat) and Italy.
“Yesterday’s tech weakness, even if it just part of a healthy pullback in an extended sector, does set up a potential danger spot for stocks over the coming days,” says Tom Essaye of The Sevens Report, noting tech has powered stock gains this year even in the face of trade uncertainty.