What the Fed Decision Means for Markets

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Fed Meeting Takeaways
  • What the Fed Meeting Means for Markets

Stock futures are lower and oil is back above $100/barrel this morning amid negative comments from Russia about Ukraine negotiations while the yield curve continues to flatten post-Fed.

This morning, the Kremlin said that reports of progress in talks are “wrong” and Biden saying Putin is a “war criminal” is “unforgivable” which has sparked risk off money flows over the last hour.

Economically, Eurozone HICP rose 5.9% vs. (E) 5.8% Y/Y bolstering concerns about high inflation which has further flattened the yield curve in early trade.

Today, we will get several important economic reports including: Jobless Claims (E: 218K), Housing Starts (E: 1.70M), Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (E: 15.0), and Industrial Production (E: 0.5%). There are no Fed speakers today.

Bottom line, the Fed is continuing to be digested today but focus has largely returned to Russia-Ukraine. And if the odds for a peace deal deteriorate meaningfully, expect at least a portion of yesterday’s big rally to be given back. Additionally, if economic data continues to indicate stagflationary trends emerging, risk assets could trade with a heavy tone.