Updated Market Multiple Targets: S&P 500 Chart

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  • S&P 500 Market Multiple Targets Chart – February Update (Shareable PDF)

Stock futures are little changed amid a stable bond market as investors await another busy day of Fed commentary and another key Treasury auction.

Economically, German Industrial Production was better than feared at -3.1% vs. (E) -3.9% Y/Y in December, but the still negative headline is not helping ongoing concerns for a potential recession in Europe this year.

Looking into the U.S. session today, there are two economic reports on the calendar: International Trade in Goods and Services (E: -$62.2B) and Consumer Credit (E: $16.2B). Neither release should move markets but a meaningful rise in Consumer Credit could stoke concerns about a potential rise in delinquencies and weigh on stocks.

Beyond the data, we have another very busy day of Fed speak with Kugler (11:00 a.m. ET), Collins (11:30 a.m. ET), Barkin (12:00 p.m. ET), and Bowman (2:00 p.m. ET) all due to speak around mid-day. Markets have largely absorbed the hawkish shift in tone of the last week but if there is any more dovish-leaning chatter today, it could support a continued rally in equity markets and further stabilize bonds.

Finally, there is a 10-Yr Treasury Note auction at 1:00 p.m. ET and if demand is as strong as it was in yesterday’s 3-Yr Note auction, that could be another bullish catalyst for both stocks and bonds in the afternoon.

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