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Valuation Support in the S&P (Updated)

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • How Intense Was the Selling Yesterday?
  • Valuation Support and Technical Update: S&P 500

Stock futures enjoyed a “relief rally” overnight but have since returned to the flat mark as yields continue to bleed lower amid coronavirus fears however there were no materially negative developments regarding the outbreak since yesterday’s close.

There were no market-moving economic reports overnight.

While investor focus will continue to be on the COVID-19 outbreak, there are a handful of additional catalysts on the calendar today that could move markets.

First, there are four economic reports to watch: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller HPI (E: 0.5%), FHFA House Price Index (E: 0.3%), Consumer Confidence (E: 132.5), and the Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index (E: 13). Two Fed officials are also scheduled to speak during market hours: Kaplan (9:45 a.m. ET) and Clarida (3:00 p.m. ET).

Finally, the U.S. Treasury will hold a 2-Yr Note Auction at 1:00 p.m. ET. This could be an important event to watch as the results of the auction could shed further light on the market’s expectations for rate cuts in the months ahead (which have risen significantly this week) and potentially compress the 10s-2s yield curve spread to fresh multi-month lows which could further stoke fears of a global slowdown.