What CPI Means for Markets

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What’s in Today’s Report:

  • What CPI Means for Markets (Four Takeaways)
  • EIA Analysis and Oil Market Update

Futures are modestly higher thanks to more Chinese economic stimulus and as markets await the ECB decision and important economic data later this morning.

China cut bank reserve requirements by 25 bps in the latest step to help support the Chinese economy and there are signs these measures are starting to have an impact.

Economically, there were no important reports overnight.

Today will be a busy day starting with the ECB Meeting and the market expects a 25 bps hike. But it’ll be a close call and no hike and hawkish rhetoric shouldn’t be a shock.

Lastly, there are multiple important reports today including: Jobless Claims (E: 225K), Retail Sales (E: 0.2%), Core PPI (E: 0.2% m/m, 2.2% y/y), and PPI (E: 0.4% m/m, 1.3% y/y).  Bottom line, markets want Goldilocks data, especially from the jobs report and Control Group in retail sales. Because that data will show easing wage pressures and resilient consumer spending.

What CPI Means

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