S&P 500 (SPY) Report – 01/16/24

Good morning, traders!

The S&P 500 ($SPY) is trading below Friday’s close. Let’s get into it… 

U.S. stock futures saw modest changes as investors digested new earnings reports and economic data. Stock futures dipped slightly on Tuesday, with Wall Street focusing on the latest fourth-quarter earnings from major banks and upcoming retail sales data. This data is crucial as it offers insights into the American consumer’s spending habits, which is a key indicator of the country’s economic health.

Interest rates and bond yields are central to current market dynamics. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to just under 4%, indicating higher borrowing costs. This increase came after European central bank officials hinted at maintaining higher interest rates. JPMorgan strategist Mislav Matejka suggested that bond yields are unlikely to decrease in the near term, potentially impacting market rallies.

Several major banks, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, reported their quarterly earnings, which exceeded expectations. This positive news led to a rise in their stock prices during premarket trading. Overall, the stock market has been performing well recently, with the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all recording gains in the past week. This trend reflects investor optimism, despite concerns about economic growth and potential recession signals.

On a contrasting note, manufacturing activity in the New York region experienced a significant downturn, reaching its lowest level since the early days of the Covid pandemic. This decline in manufacturing, marked by a drop in new orders and shipments, raises concerns about the broader economic landscape. Additionally, there are signs of re-emerging inflation, which could influence the Federal Reserve’s decisions on interest rates and impact overall economic policy. Investors are closely watching these developments, including upcoming comments from Federal Reserve officials, to gauge the direction of the economy and the stock market.

Tuesday Economic Events:
Empire State Mfg Index 8:30am ET

Fed Speaker Scheduled:
Christopher Waller 11:00am ET


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