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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.
It’s Fed Day and expectations for a full dovish shift have fueled equity markets higher in recent weeks and truly all year. The S&P is about 1% from its all-time high and there is a 24.2% probability the Federal Reserve cuts rates.
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We began last week by wishing everyone the obligatory Happy New Year. And as it turned out, it has already been very happy for the U.S. equities bulls. This is also true for their international counterparts, even if politically challenged Germany is lagging a bit.