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Why Stocks Have Dropped

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Why Are Stocks Dropping?
  • Nasdaq Composite Chart: Below the 100 Day Moving Average

U.S. futures are rebounding with global shares after the U.K. decided against new lockdown measures due to Omicron while there is renewed hope for Biden’s spending bill.

Reports of a late Sunday call between Biden and Manchin, after Manchin announced that he would not support the bill on live TV, have revived hopes for the potential passage of Build Back Better in the weeks ahead.

The German GfK Consumer Climate Index fell to -6.8 vs. (E) -2.5 for January which points to a further deterioration in consumers’ outlook for income and spending in Europe’s largest economy.

There are no economic reports and no Fed officials speak today which will leave traders focused on the political drama surrounding Build Back Better and any new developments about Omicron and subsequent economic lockdown measures.

The one potential catalyst on the calendar is a 20-Yr Treasury Bond auction at 1:00 p.m. ET. A weak auction could send yields higher which could add renewed pressure on high multiple tech names and cause the major indexes to roll over.