Valuation Update (New Target)

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Valuation Update

Futures are slightly higher this morning after a very quiet night as global shares are edging higher after yesterday’s run to new all-time highs in several major US indexes.

Trade concerns continue to ease after yesterday’s favorable developments between the US and Mexico, leading to a further pullback in the dollar which has been the most significant tailwind for stocks over the last week.

Looking ahead to today’s session, there are a few notable economic reports due out: International Trade in Goods (E: -$69.4B), S&P Case-Shiller HPI (E: 0.2%), and Consumer Confidence (E: 126.8) but there are no Fed officials scheduled to speak.

Economic data aside, progress on trade and the subsequent decline in the dollar index have been the primary bullish influences on stocks right now, so as long as the trade situation doesn’t deteriorate today, and the dollar doesn’t materially rally, stocks should be able to continue towards new highs.

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