What’s in Today’s Report:
- Future Headwinds on Gold?
Futures are modestly higher following a generally quiet night as markets await the latest readings on inflation via today’s CPI and inflation expectations index in Consumer sentiment.
Economic data slightly underwhelmed as UK Industrial Production (1.3% vs. (E) 1.4%) and UK GDP (0.9% vs. (E) 1.0%) both missed expectations.
There were no notable Omicron updates overnight.
Today the focus will be on inflations via the Consumer Price Index (E: 0.7% m/m, 6.8% y/y) and the inflation expectations index in the Consumer Sentiment report (E: 67.0). Markets are already expecting the Fed to materially accelerate the pace of tapering of QE next week, but if these inflation readings come in much hotter than expected, that likely will be a headwind on stocks as it will only encourage the Fed to get even more aggressive in tapering QE.