What’s in Today’s Report:
- Why A Soft Landing Is Still Good for Stocks
- EIA Analysis and Oil Market Update
S&P 500 futures are solidly higher while Nasdaq futures surge 2% thanks to blow out NVDA earnings.
NVDA beat on revenue and EPS and raised guidance on strong AI chip demand, and the stock surged more than 20% after hours.
Fitch put the U.S. on “credit watch negative” as the potential “X” date for the debt ceiling is less than a week away.
Today focus will be on any debt ceiling progress (although none is expected with the looming holiday weekend) and on economic data, and the most important report is Jobless Claims (E: 248K) and markets will want to see that number flat or just slightly higher (another big jump would increase hard landing worries).
Other data today includes Revised Q1 GDP (E: 1.1%) and Pending Home Sales (E: 1.1%), but neither number should move markets. On the Fed, we have two speakers today, Barkin (9:50 a.m. ET) and Collins (10:30 a.m. ET), but neither should move markets.