What’s in Today’s Report:
- Three Keys to a Bottom: Update
- Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet: Are Growth and Inflation Both Peaking?
- Weekly Market Preview: Jobs Data in Focus
Stock futures are moderately lower this morning, tracking losses in EU shares amid renewed inflation concerns.
German CPI jumped to 7.9% vs. (E) 7.5% and the Eurozone HICP Flash rose to 8.1% vs. (E) 7.7% in May. Additionally, the EU agreed to a partial ban on Russian energy imports which has sent oil to multi-month highs, compounding inflation fears this morning.
Looking into today’s session, there are three economic reports due to be released: Case-Shiller Home Price Index (E: 2.2%), FHFA HPI (E: 1.9%), and Consumer Confidence (E: 104.0). Investors will want to see the latter report at least meet estimates as the health of the U.S. consumer has become less certain in the face of lofty inflation pressures.
Finally, there are no Fed officials speaking today but Powell is set to meet with Biden at the White House at 1:15 p.m. ET. And following Waller’s more hawkish comments about suggesting 50 bp hikes until inflation is back at 2% from yesterday, any insight to the Fed’s policy plans after the summer rate hikes, which are solidly priced in, will move markets (more aggressive policy expectations could hit stocks today).