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The Trade War and Market Multiples

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Tariff Update – What Does It Mean for Multiples
  • The “Doctor” Doesn’t Lie

The trade war continues to dominate the markets as the designation of China as a currency manipulator by the U.S. Treasury caused a sharp selloff in stock futures last night. But the PBOC intervened to “fix” the yuan back below $7/CNY which helped global markets stabilize overnight.

German Manufacturers’ Orders jumped 2.5% vs. (E) 0.6% in June but the details showed a continuation of soft demand in the Eurozone, offsetting the headline strength.

The trade war, and any further developments on the topic, will remain the market’s main focus today however there are a few other potential catalysts to watch.

Economically, the June JOLTS Report (E: 7.293M) will be released mid-morning and then shortly after lunch, there is a 3-Yr Treasury Note Auction (1:00 p.m. ET) which will be important because Treasury auctions have been moving the stock market lately.

Lastly, there is one Fed speaker: Bullard at 1:05 p.m. ET and investors will be listening closely for any clues as to what the Fed’s policy plans are into the end of the year.