What’s in Today’s Report:
- The Four Key Influences on this Market (and How to Easily Monitor Them)
- EIA Analysis and Oil Update
Futures are modestly lower this morning as the market digests several disappointing earnings releases (notably CSX and NFLX) while U.S.-China trade concerns linger after multiple negative news articles were released overnight.
Economically, U.K. Retail Sales beat (1.0% vs. E: -0.3%), which is helping the pound recover from fresh 2019 lows.
News flow will remain steady today with two economic reports to watch: Jobless Claims (E: 215K) and Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey (E: 4.5) while there is one Fed official scheduled to speak: Williams (2:15 p.m. ET).
Over the last 24-36 hours, earnings became a more significant driver of the broader stock market so today’s corporate results will be important to watch. Before the bell UNH ($3.46), MS ($1.13), HON ($2.08), and UNP ($2.12) all release results and MSFT ($1.21), and COF ($2.84) will report after the bell.