Good morning traders!
The S&P 500 ($SPY) is trading near yesterday’s close. Let’s get into it…
U.S. stock futures hover close to yesterday’s closing levels, indicating a possible pause in this month’s robust market rally. In recent stock market news, there has been a mix of gains and losses, with significant movements in individual company stocks. This pause in market rally comes after a period of notable gains.
Economic data released on Thursday indicated a decrease in import prices and an increase in jobless claims, suggesting a slowdown in inflation. This follows recent reports, including the producer price index and consumer price index, that have shown signs of declining inflation. These trends are closely watched by investors as they speculate on the Federal Reserve’s future interest rate decisions.
Several major companies reported varying financial results, impacting their stock prices. Cisco Systems’ shares dropped significantly due to disappointing financial forecasts, and Palo Alto Networks also saw a decrease in its stock value following a bleak billing forecast. On the other hand, Macy’s enjoyed a surge in stock price after exceeding earnings expectations, contrasting with Walmart, whose shares fell after the company lowered its annual earnings forecast.
Investors are also evaluating global economic dynamics, particularly the outcome of a meeting between President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping. While some progress was noted in U.S.-China relations, significant economic differences remain. Comments from Biden referring to Xi as a “dictator” led to a decline in China’s stock market. This geopolitical factor, along with domestic economic indicators, continues to influence investor sentiment and market movements.
Thursday Economic Events:
Initial Jobless Claims 8:30am ET – High Volatility Expected
Philly Fed Mfg Index 8:30am ET – High Volatility Expected
Import and Export Prices 8:30am ET
Industrial Production 9:15am ET
Housing Market Index 10:00am ET
EIA Natural Gas Report 10:30am ET
KC Fed Mfg Index 11:00am ET
Fed Speaker Scheduled:
Michael Barr 7:10am ET
Loretta Mester 8:30am ET
John Williams 9:25am ET
Christopher Waller 10:30am ET
Michael Barr 10:35am ET
Loretta Mester 12:00pm ET
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