What the Fed Decision Means for Markets

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • What The Fed Decision Means for Markets (50 bps in March and/or five hikes in ’22)
  • EIA Analysis and Oil Market Update

Futures are little changed and recouped modest losses earlier this morning, as global markets digest yesterday’s Fed decision and mixed earnings.

Economic data was sparse as German Gfk Consumer Climate and UK Distributive Trades both slightly beat estimates.

Today will be a busy day of data and earnings and generally speaking markets need solid data and good earnings/guidance to help this market continue to stabilize.  Some reports we’re watching include: Jobless Claims (E: 265K), Durable Goods (E: -0.5%), Initial Q4 ‘21 GDP (5.7%) and Pending Home Sales (E :0.6%).

On the earnings front, the key report today is AAPL ($1.89) after the close, but other reports we’re watching include: MA ($2.19), MCD ($2.31), JBLU (-$0.40), LUV ($0.05), VLO ($1.69), SHW ($1.35), V ($1.69).