Despite a lower than feared PPI yesterday, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly appeared on Bloomberg with rather hawkish tones. She said she preferred a 50 BPS Hike in September but thar she was open to a 75 bps hike should date require it.
Equities gave up some ground on that note but not significantly. The Dow gained 0.08%, the S&P fell by 0.07% and the Nasdaq fell by 0.6%. maybe most interesting was that the S&P 500 failed to close above the 50 retracement line if the January / June decline.
The GER 40 is trading at 13700 and looking for inspiration.
EURUSD tested the 1.0350 resistance yesterday but failed to break higher and retreated to 1.0320, GBPUSD is meandering around the 1.22 and USDJPY 133.25. The USD Index is trading at 105.15 and there is some technical support at 105.00.
US Yields rose to 2.87 for the 10 year and we remain strongly inverted with the 2 year at 3.21.
Gold and Silver gave up ground yesterday but could recover a little to now trade at 20.38 and 1791. The US Oil Contract tested the 200d Moving average yesterday but failed to break it, we are currently at 93.93 and the MA at 94.97.
Bitcoin is a little off the recent highs but holding near 24k and Ethereum 1890.
Just now, UK data came less bad than expected with the Monthly GDP only falling 0.6% vs the expected 1.3% and industrial output at 2.4% vs 1.6% expected.
On todays radar we have the French and Spanish CPI at 8:45 and 9:00, the EU Industrial production at 11:00. Out of the US we expect the Import Prices at 14:30 and the University of Michigan Sentiment at 16:00.
With little key economic data, we keep an eye on event risk out of China/Taiwan, Ukraine and mainly the Fed for moves. It could be a fairly quiet day for once if there are no surprises with time to plan positions and investments rather than reacting to data.
Peter Garnry held a webinar yesterday on Equity Market Update: Earnings review and protecting your portfolio
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