With little economic data to key on, markets instead focused on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and its possible ramifications. Futures chugged steadily higher throughout the morning, only to retreat later in the session as nerves calmed.
Big overnight trade in the EDU0. Best guess is that it’s a cover of some sort, as there hasn’t been a lot of 82 put buying recently, and certainly not much call selling! Open interest will give us a better idea tomorrow,
Futures traded in a tight range, 4-5 ticks for most contracts. With no real economic news and geopolitical noise on hold, the day session was mostly quiet as traders look ahead to tomorrow’s NFP release.
The first “real” trading day was met with little enthusiasm. Futures trade in a 5-6 tick range for most contracts. No real economic news as markets continue to monitor the situation in the Middle East and look forward to unemployment numbers at the end of the week.