The Three Assumptions Supporting Stocks

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • The Three Assumptions Supporting Stocks
  • Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet (All About Inflation and Growth This)
  • Weekly Market Preview:  Can Stocks Continue to Ignore Rising Bond Yields?

Futures are little changed following a mostly quiet weekend of news as markets look ahead to tomorrow’s CPI report.

The only notable economic report overnight was better than expected growth and inflation updates from the European Commission, who now sees EU growth rising 0.9% this year (up from 0.3%) and inflation at 5.6% (down from the previous 6.1%).  These revised estimates are helping to bolster the “No Landing” economic scenario.

Markets should mostly be in a holding pattern today as the CPI report looms tomorrow morning, but there are two notable events on the calendar to watch:  New York Fed Inflation Expectations (One Year: 5.0%, Five-Year: 2.4%) and one Fed speaker:  Bowman (8:00 a.m. ET).  If inflation expectations are higher than before or Bowman is hawkish, that could mildly pressure stocks.