What’s in Today’s Report:
- What the BOC Rate Hike Means for U.S. Interest Rates
Futures are little changed despite more economic stimulus from China.
The Chinese government cut bank deposit rates and encouraged lending to boost auto sales in the latest effort to stimulate the economy, although the moves were already expected so this isn’t a new, positive surprise.
Economic data was sparse overnight with Japanese and EU GDPs the only notable releases, and neither number moved markets.
Today the only notable economic report is Jobless Claims (E: 235K) and markets will want to see stability in the data (so no sudden jump higher), but more broadly markets remain in a temporary “holding pattern” with the CPI report and Fed decision now both looming less than a week away.