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Yesterday was a constructive session, pullbacks held technical support before closing strongly on a tailwind from news that the U.S and China will soon resume talks.
U.S benchmarks firmed-up yesterday from Friday’s late selloff and are extending gains this morning after President Trump announced a bipartisan deal to lift the debt ceiling and boost spending.
U.S benchmarks slipped sharply into Friday afternoon as Fed rate cut expectations for next week’s meeting were toned down. The table was really set Thursday afternoon when NY Fed President Williams said the Fed should act preemptively to battle slowing growth.
The Federal Reserve is in the driver’s seat and yesterday’s rip higher was the latest example. NY Fed President Williams said the central bank should act quickly and preemptively to fight economic slowdowns.
U.S benchmark finished lower yesterday, a day after President Trump poured cold water over trade hopes. One topic at our trade desk yesterday morning was the resilience in U.S Treasuries ahead of U.S hours, as if they were the canary in the coal mine for a weak session to come.
S&P 500 finished lower yesterday. Comments from President Trump yesterday on trade with China that sent stocks lower.
U.S benchmarks are holding ground at record levels ahead of a deluge of bank earnings, economic data and Fed speak. Citigroup kicked things off yesterday beating top and bottom-line estimates but finished near unchanged.
Price action is lingering just below with U.S and China trade talks and Middle East tensions front and center. China confirmed this morning that lower-level delegates are preparing for a meeting between President Trump and President Xi on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit June 27-29.
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The Federal Reserve did not cut rates yesterday but removed ‘patient’ from their statement and said the case for a cut is building. They cited slowing global growth, inflation persistently below their 2% target and headwinds due to the U.S and China trade war as reasons to accommodate the economic expansion.