Yield Curve Update

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Yield Curve Update

Futures are little changed following a night of mixed earnings and economic data.

Earnings overnight were disappointing with SNAP (down 20%) and INTC (down 3%) posting disappointing results, although they aren’t hitting the market broadly.

Economic data was mixed as UK flash PMI beat estimates (56.8 vs. (E ) 54.0) while the Euro Zone PMI slightly missed expectations (54.3 vs. (E ) 55.2).  But, neither number is materially moving markets.

Today the key economic report is the October Flash Manufacturing PMI (E: 60.7) and markets will want to see continued stability in the economic recovery.  We also get two Fed speakers, Daly (10:00 a.m.) and Powell (11:00 a.m.), although we do not expect anything incremental regarding tapering expectations (everyone now expects tapering to start in November).

On the earnings front, three notable reports we’ll be watching today are: AXP ($1.78), HON ($2.01) and SLB ($0.36).