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.
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.
An index of new orders in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region advanced to its strongest level in almost three decades in March, suggesting an acceleration in local business activities, Philadelphia Federal Reserve data released on Thursday showed.