What’s in Today’s Report:
- Market Multiple Table Updated
Futures are drifting higher this morning, tracking gains in overseas markets as the recent rally in global equities is digested amid a much quieter macro backdrop this week.
Sentiment towards the trade war has been improving since Friday as the Trump administration appears increasingly concerned with the impact of tariffs on the U.S. economy, and that is continuing to act as a mild tailwind on stocks.
There were no material economic reports or other market-moving headlines overnight.
Looking into today’s session, there are no economic reports in the U.S. however there are two more Fed officials scheduled to speak before Powell’s Jackson Hole speech on Friday: Daly (4:30 p.m. ET) and Quarles (6:00 p.m. ET).
If Daly and Quarles have a similar tone to Rosengren from yesterday, which was “less dovish” that could weigh on stocks in the after-hours session (both speakers are after the bell) as expectations for Powell to deliver a more well-defined, dovish policy outlook on Friday will be dialed back.