What Happens to Markets If There’s a “Prolonged Recession?”

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • What Happens to Markets If There’s A “Prolonged Recession?”
  • EIA & Oil Update – Can the Bounce Continue?

Futures are little changed as markets digest Wednesday’s uptick in concern about future economic growth and the subsequent market selloff.

Positively, corporate news was solid overnight as CSCO earnings were fine and Mastercard said it’s starting to see the beginning of a recovery in certain sectors.

Economic data was sparse overnight as the only notable number was German CPI, which rose 0.4% vs. (E) 0.3%.

Today, the key will again be the Jobless Claims data (E: -2.500MM).  First and foremost, claims need to continue to decline from the previous week, and if the number beats estimates that will help offset some of the concerns about future growth.  There are also two Fed speakers today, Kashkari (1:00 p.m. ET) and Kaplan (6:00 p.m. ET), but neither should move markets given we heard from Powell yesterday.