What’s in Today’s Report:
- What Could Go Right in 2022
S&P 500 futures are trading at a fresh record high as investors shrug off rising COVID cases while global markets rallied following fresh monetary stimulus from China.
The PBOC injected 200B yuan to help meet end-of-year demand for cash, the largest injection since October which is easing liquidity and adding to risk-on money flows.
Japanese Industrial Production surged 7.2% vs. (E) 1.8% in November, bolstering hopes that the economic recovery is regaining momentum.
This morning, there are two reports on the housing market due to be released: Case-Shiller Home Price Index (E: 1.0%), FHFA House Price Index (E: 0.7%) but neither should move markets.
There are no Fed speakers today but there is a 5-Year Treasury Note auction at 1:00 p.m. ET that could impact that bond markets and potentially equities but with the calendar otherwise pretty clear, a continued “Santa Claus rally” appears to be the path of least resistance for equities this week.